Police shoot armed man on subway platform
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BRONX TIMES REPORTER, O 12 CTOBER 18-24, 2019 BTR
BY ALEX MITCHELL
Police non-fatally shot a
man armed with a handgun on
the East 225th Street subway
station platform in the north
Bronx during the very early
hours of Wednesday, October
16 according to the NYPD.
Cops were responding to a
shots fi red call just after midnight
when they confronted
the suspect on the south side
platform of the elevated subway
station, where two of
the plain clothes offi cers and
marked police fl ew off several
rounds, hitting the man’s left
The NYPD said that the responding
offi cers recovered a
.380 caliber semi-automatic
fi rearm next to the suspect
after the gunfi re exchange;
he was then put in police custody
and transferred to Jacobi
Police say he is in stable
condition but have not
yet ID’d or charged the suspect.
Some police were also
brought to North Central
Bronx hospital for evaluation,
but injuries have not yet
been reported by the NYPD.
Later in the morning police
sealed off the train station,
and its surrounding
blocks, including White
Plains Road, a major Bronx
A crime scene investigation
team marked off at
least two pieces of evidence
beneath the tracks on the
southbound lane of White
Plains Road, though it is not
yet clear if they were bullet
Many commuters in the
Wakefi eld and Williamsbridge
aggravated by the news that
they would have to either
walk down to East 219th
Street or up to 233rd Street
to catch the 2 and 5 trains
around 8:30 in the morning.
The shooting occurred
next to P.S. 21 elementary
school, which has a East
225th Street entrance. Police
also sealed off roadways next
to the Bronx Charter School
For Excellence on nearby
Carpenter Avenue as well.
The NYPD has not yet
indicated a motive for the
shooting nor where the suspect
was coming from and if
he was alone before the confrontation.
NYPD closed off the 225th Street station, as well as a stretch of White
Plains Road, after the shooting. Schneps Media / Alex Mitchell
NYPD closed off and secured the 225th Street station, as well as a stretch
of White Plains Road, after the shooting. Schneps Media / Alex Mitchell
REPORTER Carlotta Mohamed