Times Square gunman arrested in Florida four days after he shot and wounded three people – including a four-year-old girl at famous New York tourist spot
- Police arrested 31-year-old Farrakhan Muhammad in Florida on Wednesday morning
- He is believed to be the shooter who opened fire on a crowd in Times Square on Saturday night, injuring three people, including 4-year-old Skye Martinez.
- The suspect fled the scene after the shooting, but police began to investigate Mohammed after identifying his brother
- Mohammed, who sold CDs in the area, reportedly started shooting after falling out with his brother
Farrakhan Muhammad, 31, was found and arrested in Florida on May 12, three days after allegedly opening fire on a Times Square crowd and injuring three people.
A Times Square CD salesman accused of shooting and injuring three people – including a four-year-old girl – at the famous tourist site has been arrested after four days on the run.
Farrakhan Muhammad, 31, was found and arrested in Jacksonville, Florida on Wednesday after allegedly fleeing the scene of the Saturday night shooting, in which a four-year-old girl and two others were injured, police said. New York Post.
He was collared the day after a new mugshot was released and will now be extradited to New York.
Mohammed, who sold CDs in the area, is said to have been targeted by his brother, with whom he had just gotten into a fight, when he opened fire and put hundreds of people on the run for their lives.
The shooting took place around 5:00 PM Saturday night in front of the Minskoff Theater where the hit musical Lion King is held, but which is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Upon hearing gunshots, many victims said they felt panic and confusion, with dramatic images of frightened crowds fleeing when they realized what was going on.
Officer Alyssa Vogel was filmed running from the tourist hotspot on Saturday with four-year-old Skye Martinez in her arms after gunman Farrakhan Muhammed, 31, opened fire (right). On Monday, Vogel said she was just doing her job
Danae Romero, 16, said she was waiting in line at a toy store with her four-year-old niece Skye Martinez when the shooting started.
Romero said the pair ran for their lives, but described Skye being hit by a stray bullet in her calf.
She didn’t feel anything. Even when we noticed she wasn’t crying when we were on the corner, ”Romero told the Post.
Instead, she sat there while police officer Alyssa Vogel ran off the tourist spot. stop at Skye and immediately put a tourniquet on her leg.
Body cameras show that Vogel then picked up the child and took her to a nearby ambulance.
“I think any officer who would have responded to a job just like that would have done exactly the same,” Vogel previously told DailyMail.com.
The NYPD released this image of the man who supposedly opened fire in Times Square and asked for help finding him after he fled the scene
Detectives began investigating Mohammed as a possible suspect after they approached a man on West 31st St in Manhattan on Sunday believing he looked like him, The Post reported.
“I’m his brother,” the man said to the detectives.
Police then released Muhammad’s mugshot and asked for help locating him as he fled the scene immediately after the shooting.
He had previously been arrested on suspicion of assault.