36-year-old man shot by own gun after allegedly provoking dispute on Brooklyn subway train

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Friday, March 15, 2024
Dramatic video shows subway fight end in shooting
Jim Dolan is in Downtown Brooklyn with latest details on the subway station shooting Thursday afternoon.

BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- A 36-year-old man armed with a gun is in critical condition after police say he provoked another man on a subway train in Brooklyn, and was then shot by his own weapon.

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The shocking encounter was caught on cellphone video inside a northbound A train around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.

The full video of the dispute that led to a stabbing and shooting on a NYC subway train in Brooklyn

Police say a 32-year-old man boarded the train at the Nostrand Avenue Station.

As the train started moving, police say he was approached by a 36-year-old man who was already on the train. Witnesses described the 36-year-old as aggressive and provocative towards the 32-year-old man.

The two exchanged words, before police say the 36-year-old started to walk toward the 32-year-old with the firearm.

The NYPD said Friday morning that a woman is also involved in the incident and could be seen on video stabbing the 36-year-old man. She is still being sought by police.

During the physical altercation, the 32-year-old took the gun, who then fired shots, striking the 36-year-old in the head, authorities say.

Cellphone video captured the dispute between the two men, and the frantic moments as passengers scrambled to safety when the shots rang out. One woman can be hear screaming, "let me out, let me out!"

The train then pulled into the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, where officers heard the shots and flooded the crime scene.

The 36-year-old was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

Authorities say a gun was recovered at the scene.

The 32-year-old is in custody and is being questioned by police. No charges have been filed at this time.

An investigation is underway.


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