Fatal shooting marks fourth subway homicide in 2022: NYPD

The horrific killing of a passenger on Sunday’s Q train was the fourth subway homicide of the year, the NYPD said – adding to fears in the Big Apple barely a month after the mass shooting that left 10 straphangers injured by gunfire.

Police said a total of four people have been killed on trains or stations since Jan. 1 – including the 48-year-old man who was gunned down in what appeared to be random violence as his train passed the Manhattan Bridge.

Subway crime rates have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic — from 1.47 crimes per million riders in 2019 to 2.11 crimes per million riders in April 2022, according to the latest figures from the NYPD and MTA.

April was a particularly bloody month for commuters in New York, thanks to Frank James who allegedly fired dozens of rounds into an N train in Brooklyn. During the April 12 shooting, ten people were injured by gunfire and several others by smoke inhalation.

Subway crime rates have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, from 1.47 crimes per million passengers in 2019 to 2.11 crimes per million passengers in April 2022.
Subway crime rates have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, from 1.47 crimes per million passengers in 2019 to 2.11 crimes per million passengers in April 2022.
Michael Dalton

Other victims of a subway murder included Michelle Go, who was wheeled onto the tracks by a deranged tramp on January 15.

Subway crime has increased by 53% over the past month compared to April 2021, according to NYPD statistics released Friday.

However, ridership increased by 56% over the same period – and the total number of crimes and assaults decreased in April 2022 compared to the previous month.

Alleged mass shooter Frank James is led out of the 9th Precinct by the NYPD and FBI after being arrested on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Alleged mass shooter Frank James is led out of the 9th Precinct by the NYPD and FBI after being arrested on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Matthew McDermott
NYPD and FDNY on scene after a person was pushed under a southbound R train in Times Square.
NYPD and FDNY on scene after a person was pushed under a southbound R train in Times Square.
JCRice

MTA CEO Janno Lieber has warned that April’s crime statistics could be skewed by the high-profile mass shootings, saying Mayor Eric Adams’ push to increase subway patrols is helping to reduce crime contributes.

“City Hall has embraced the idea that police officers need to be on platforms and on trains,” Lieber said during an April 28 appearance on NY1.

“Not every crime in life can be stopped, but there is no question that the visible presence of officers deters crime.”

The 2nd offender, who may have pushed a person in front of the southbound R train, is being taken into custody.
The 2nd offender, who may have pushed a person in front of the southbound R train, is being taken into custody.
JCRice
People attend a vigil for Michelle Go, who was pushed in front of an oncoming train car on the Times Square subway.
People attend a vigil for Michelle Go, who was pushed in front of an oncoming train car on the Times Square subway.
Stephen Yang

The MTA referred The Post to Lieber’s interview in response to a request for comment.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/22/fatal-shooting-marks-fourth-subway-homicide-in-2022-nypd/ Fatal shooting marks fourth subway homicide in 2022: NYPD

JACLYN DIAZ

USTimeToday is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@ustimetoday.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button