Farrakhan Muhammad Bio, Wiki
Farrakhan Muhammad s a 31-year-old CD peddler who has been identified as the suspected Times Square gunman. The shooting occurred on Saturday, May 8th in a bizarre chain of events that led cops to his brother, sources said who was the intended target. The shooting left three people including four-year-old Martinez wounded, and hundreds of terrified shoppers and tourists fleeing for their lives.
The NYPD cop filmed saving the life of a wounded toddler hit by a Times Square gunman’s stray bullet has described the moment she ran the child to safety. Officer Alyssa Vogel is being hailed a hero after a video showed her clutching Skye Martinez as the shots rang out Saturday.
Farrakhan Muhammad was targeting his Brother
The suspected Times Square gunman was aiming for his brother when he shot three innocent bystanders — and the sibling later dropped the dime on him, law-enforcement sources. The suspected gunman had been caught on surveillance video at the scene of Saturday’s bloodshed, which occurred just before 5 p.m. in Times Square, and the images were widely disseminated.
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
Two sergeants with the Manhattan South Detective Bureau were then working a fatal overnight stabbing at a West 31st Street single-room-occupancy hotel when they spotted a man who looked almost identical to the alleged shooter, even down to his clothes, hanging around, sources said.
Cops approached the man to question him, telling him he looked just like the Times Square suspect, sources said.
“I’m his brother,” replied the man, who was not involved in the stabbing but said he lived at the SRO, according to sources.
The man then told officers that his brother had been aiming for him during the Times Square shooting, sources said. “Textbook detective work,” a source told The Post.
Cops are still looking for Muhammad. “We have our heavy hunters looking for him,” a source said.
Times Square Shooting Victims
Besides the 4-year-old Skye Martinez, the other victims include Wendy Magrinat, 23 and 43-year-old Marcela Aldana. Wendy Magrina in a statement said that onlookers began filming her with their mobile phones rather than help in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
BREAKING: 2 Shot, Including Toddler, in Times Square: Police https://t.co/cUYCp6yOub
— myles miller (@MylesMill) May 8, 2021
She was on a sightseeing trip from Rhode Island when she was shot in the leg while standing with her husband Yoel, their two-year-old daughter Elise, and her mother, stepfather, and eight-year-old sister. ‘I just covered it and ran a little, just to get my daughter and my family to safety — but I couldn’t. The pain was too much, and I dropped to the floor,’ she said. Magrinat said she started screaming ‘I don’t want to die, please help me!’
The third victim, New Jersey woman Aldana, was shot in the foot. All victims are expected to recover. She had been in New York for a family reunion and had lost a lot of blood after being shot in the leg.
As she begged for bystanders to help get her daughter Elise to safety, she said a crowd of people around her began filming.
Farrakhan Muhammad Past Arrests
The suspect has been busted before, including in 2020 for allegedly assaulting a random passerby who tried to intervene when Muhammad started hassling a couple on the street, sources said. Muhammad allegedly pushed the good Samaritan into a trash can before the suspect’s buddy punched the victim in the face, sources said.