U.S. Marshals Service Arrests Times Square Shooting Suspect

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Jacksonville, FL
– The suspected gunman wanted in connection
with the May 8th Times Square shooting, which left a 4-year-old girl and
two others injured, was arrested today by federal, state and local law
enforcement agents in Starke.

Farrakhan Muhammad was taken into custody without
incident in a McDonald’s restaurant parking lot shortly after noon.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida
Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force from Jacksonville and Gainesville
worked with Starke Police and Bradford County and Marion County DEA Task
Force to make the arrest, with leads provided by the USMS New York/New
Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and NYPD.

Muhammad was wanted by the NYPD for firing a gun
multiple times during a disagreement near West 44th Street and 7th
Avenue in Manhattan.

The arrest occurred less than 24 hours after NYPD
released a new photo of the suspect.

The U.S. Marshals Florida Caribbean Regional
Fugitive Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local law
enforcement officers. The members of the task force combine resources
and efforts daily to apprehend violent fugitives of justice through
networking with task forces across the country.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.


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