Man arrested for murder in deadly 2022 LIRR train shooting

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Friday, May 19, 2023
Man arrested in deadly LIRR train shooting
Suffolk County Police arrested Nicholas D'Agostino in connection to the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Yusef Staine aboard an LIRR train.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A man has been arrested in connection to the deadly shooting of a 20-year-old man aboard an LIRR train more than one year ago.

Yusef Staine was shot and killed in February of 2022 by a man he was traveling with, according to police.

A man was fatally shot on an LIRR train in Ronkonkoma, closing a platform at the station through the morning commute on Wednesday.

It happened on a Penn Station bound train on the Ronkonkoma line.

On Thursday, Suffolk County Police arrested 20-year-old Yonkers resident Nicholas D'Agostino.

He has been charged with second degree murder and will appear in court on Friday.

Police said that all along they believed the killer and victim knew each other.

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There's no word yet on a motive.


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