New York police now has unnamed person of interest in fatal Manhattan subway shooting

The POI is reportedly a 25-year-old man with a lengthy arrest record.

Updated: May 24, 2022 - 9:23am

Police have identified a person of interest in connection with the unprovoked fatal subway shooting Sunday of 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez.

The person, who remains at large, is a 25-year-old man from Brooklyn with close to 20 prior arrests including for assault, robbery, grand larceny and menacing. His identity has not yet been released. 

NYPD detectives have recovered the weapon used in the fatal shooting, which the suspect reportedly handed to a homeless man as he exited the Canal Street station in lower Manhattan. The homeless man then reportedly sold the gun for $10 to a third person, who reported the sale to the police.

On Monday, the New York City Police Department released surveillance photos of the suspect whose motive for the shooting remains unclear.

Witnesses say that the suspect was pacing back and forth on the last car of a train headed for Manhattan at about 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, when he pulled out a gun and fired it at Enriquez, a Goldman Sachs researcher, without provocation. One of the prior attests for the person being sought by the  NYPD was for an outstanding gun charge from last year. 

Transit crime in New York City has jumped by 62.5% since this time last year, as city leadership contends with surging violent crime.

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