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New York police ID suspect in Times Square shooting, say he meant to shoot his brother when 4yo girl & two women were hit

Added 05-09-21 09:37:02pm EST - “New York police have identified the suspected gunman in a shooting Saturday at Times Square that injured a 4-year-old girl and two women as Farrakhan Muhammad, saying he was aiming at his brother but hit the bystanders.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “New York police ID suspect in Times Square shooting, say he meant to shoot his brother when 4yo girl & two women were hit”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The 31-year-old suspect’s identity was first disclosed by several New York media outlets on Sunday. The NYPD then released a wanted poster naming Farrakhan Muhammad. The gunman was seen on surveillance video after Saturday's shooting, and he was reportedly identified when detectives were investigating a fatal stabbing at a Midtown Manhattan hotel hours later.

NEW: @NYPDDetectives release wanted posted naming Farrakhan Muhammad as the suspect wanted in connection with yesterday’s shooting in Times Square. It’s believed he intended to shoot his brother, per sources. https://t.co/J9CZjgyOjYpic.twitter.com/aIskXCBwe5

The detectives spotted a man hanging around near the hotel who looked almost identical to the alleged Times Square gunman. When they began to question him and noted his resemblance to the shooter, the man said, "I'm his brother."

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

He went on to tell officers that his brother was aiming at him when the shooting occurred, the New York Post reported. Police said Muhammad and his brother were among a group of men arguing when Muhammad pulled out his gun and started shooting.

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