Florida suspect arrested in Times Square shooting with three people.
The suspect in the shooting due to a dispute in broad daylight this Saturday in Times Square ( New York ), which left three people injured , was arrested today in the southern US state of Florida , according to local media.
Farrakhan Muhammad, 31, was detained by federal marshals and agents from the New York and New Jersey fugitive unit in the town of Starke, near Jacksonville , after several days of searching, according to local channel ABC 7.
Muhammad apparently tried to shoot his brother , who would later identify him to the local police, and instead wounded three passers-by – two women and a four-year-old girl – who had to be transferred to a hospital and are progressing favorably.
Authorities had been trying to locate the suspect since Saturday afternoon after the violent incident, which has caused a commotion in one of the Big Apple’s most touristic spots and has focused on the growing number of local shootings.
Corps sources told the NBC channel today that Muhammad went to a nearby hotel after the shooting, changed his clothes and left the place with a woman to drive to the south of the country in a vehicle, according to surveillance cameras and sightings. .
The charges against the detainee, who has a criminal record , are not yet known , and the authorities are questioning the woman who accompanied him, whom they consider his partner, to find out if she had knowledge of helping a fugitive.