The man who shot three people in a Times Square shooting over the weekend has finally been caught. He was far away from New York City when he was arrested. According to ABC 7 NY, the suspect was arrested at a McDonald’s in Florida by U.S. Marshals and the New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force members. It is suspected that he had been staying in Florida with a girlfriend. Authorities are interviewing the girlfriend, but it is not known if she will be charged.
Farrakhan Muhammad, 31, allegedly was trying to shoot his brother in the Times Square area, but he wounded two women and a 4-year-old girl who are now out of the hospital and making strong recoveries.
Muhammad is known to the police and has been arrested numerous times over the years. His criminal history includes being arrested for aggravated harassment, assault, robbery, grand larceny and fraud.
One of the two women shot said she was fearful she wouldn’t see her 2-year-old again:
Bodycam Footage of the Rescue of the 4-Year-Old Girl:
Incredible bodycam footage has been released showing the moment one of NYPD’s finest police officers rescued a 4-year-old girl who had been shot in a Times Square shooting over the weekend. The video shows Officer Alyssa Vogel racing with the little girl in her arms through the crowded sidewalk. Officer Vogel said her instincts kicked in and she just wanted to get the injured girl to the hospital. After checking the girl for any other injuries, the officer ran to an ambulance that was nearby.
NYPD released the video (see below) on Monday showing Vogel running to the scene where a bloodied Skye Martinez was being treated after being shot.
In the tense moments after Saturday's shooting in Times Square, Officer Vogel, from @NYPDMTN, was directed to a child who was shot, exclaiming — "There's a baby?" She quickly applied a tourniquet & rushed the 4-year-old girl to a nearby ambulance. pic.twitter.com/6oX12VL26q
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 10, 2021
Officer Vogel instinctively grabbed Skye and sprinted down Broadway, holding the injured girl, who was then taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to her leg. A photo below of Officer Vogel sprinting to the ambulance holding the little girl:
Officer Vogel told the New York Post that Skye was “the strongest little girl I’ve ever seen.”
The shooter was identified as Farrakhan Muhammad, who was trying to shoot his brother in crowded Times Square but hit the young girl and two others.
WANTED in connection to shooting three people near West 44th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan on May 8, 2021. @NYPDDetectives need anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of this individual to contact @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. All calls are anonymous. pic.twitter.com/qciBGCR6AK
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 9, 2021