Police say 43-year-old Jewel Williams, of West Brighton, sat next to a waiting passenger, announced a robbery and then shot the man in the side of the face.
The victim, 29-year-old Fisnik Hoxha, lost his cash and MetroCard, but he is recovering from the wound and is expected to survive.
Williams reportedly has a criminal record dating back to the 1990s and served two years in prison for robbery in 2004.
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