IN CUSTODY: Man who allegedly shot Goldman Sachs worker in subway surrenders to cops

Police are searching for Andrew Abdullah, 25, in the fatal and unprovoked shooting of a subway rider on a Q train Sunday
Police are searching for Andrew Abdullah, 25, in the fatal and unprovoked shooting of a subway rider on a Q train Sunday. Photo credit NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 25-year-old man suspected of killing a 48-year-old Goldman Sachs employee in an unprovoked attack on a Manhattan-bound Q train on Sunday surrendered on Tuesday, despite earlier word that he'd failed to show up to police.

Andrew Abdullah turned himself in, according to WCBS 880's Steve Burns who said he saw the suspect walk into the 5th Precinct in Chinatown after being led out of a gray SUV with his hands carried behind his back.

A pastor who has been assisting in Abdullah's surrender process arrived at the stationhouse earlier, but an effort was still underway in what appeared to be a matter of negotiations, sources told 1010 WINS.

A trail of evidence, including video evidence, allowed investigators to connect the dots that led them to identify Abdullah as the prime suspect, sources said. At some point, he took his mask off and police were able to positively ID him through surveillance footage.

The NYPD tweeted an image of Abdullah as they named him as their prime suspect on Tuesday and later confirmed his surrender.

Evidence also included a shell casing that was found in the subway car, sources said. Police were able to link it to a gun that they believe the suspect handed off to a homeless person at the Canal Street station. The homeless person sold the firearm to someone for $10. That person hid the gun, but investigators were able to track it down and link it to the shooting, according to the sources.

Abdullah has a string of prior arrests. He was charged previously in a gang-related indictment and did time in prison before being released. He also had a pending gun case dating back to 2020, as well as a domestic violence case and a case involving stolen property in 2021.

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell on Monday called the shooting "tragic" and "senseless."

The shooting took place in the last car of the the train as it crossed the Manhattan Bridge into Manhattan around 11:40 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

The suspect paced back and forth in the train car before shooting the victim as he sat in the train, the NYPD said.

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NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey said the gunman "without provocation, pulled out a gun and fired it at the victim at close range."

When the train pulled into the Canal Street station, the shooter fled.

Police are searching for Andrew Abdullah in the shooting
Police are searching for Andrew Abdullah in the shooting. Photo credit NYPD

Emergency responders rushed the victim to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead in the early afternoon.

Corey told reporters at a briefing that while the circumstances were still being investigated, witnesses couldn't recall any prior interactions between the gunman and victim.

A single 9mm shell casing was recovered at the scene, police said.

The victim was later identified as Daniel Enriquez, a Park Slope resident who worked in Goldman Sachs' Global Investment Research division. He was reportedly heading to Sunday brunch at the time he was shot.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon released a statement Sunday night mourning the loss of Enriquez, who he said “was a dedicated and beloved member of the Goldman Sachs family for nine years.”

Daniel Enriquez
Daniel Enriquez. Photo credit Family

“He worked diligently to support our Macro Research team in New York and epitomized our culture of collaboration and excellence,” Solomon said. “We are devastated by this senseless tragedy and our deepest sympathies are with Dan’s family at this difficult time.”

Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state was working closely with the MTA and offering assistance to the NYPD in its investigation.

“My heart breaks for the victim’s family,” the governor tweeted. “Everyone deserves to feel safe on our subways. I’ll keep fighting to make that a reality.”

Mayor Eric Adams took the subway to City Hall late Monday morning to assure straphangers that they can ride safely in the transit system.

Adams said he'd meet with the police commissioner to discuss the further deployment of officers in the subway. Speaking at an event Monday, he said he also wants to implement technology that can identify guns in the subway.

The mayor called the shooting "unimaginable." "You're sitting down, going to brunch, going to visit a family member, a person walks up to you and shoots you for no reason," he said. "That is the worst nightmare."

The shooting comes a little more than a month after 10 people were shot and wounded in a crowded N train in Sunset Park in April. A suspect, Frank R. James, was arrested in that shooting and faces a terrorism charge.

Police are still searching for the gunman and asked anyone with information on the shooter’s whereabouts to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Anonymous tips can also be submitted at the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.