Police non-fatally shot a man armed with a handgun on the East 225th Street subway station platform in the north Bronx during the very early hours of Wednesday, October 16 according to the NYPD.
Cops were responding to a shots fired call just after midnight when they confronted the suspect on the south side platform of the elevated subway station, where two of the plain clothes officers and marked police flew off several rounds, hitting the man’s left shoulder.
The NYPD said that the responding officers recovered a .380 caliber semi-automatic firearm next to the suspect after the gunfire exchange; he was then put in police custody and transferred to Jacobi Hospital.
Police say he is in stable condition but have not yet ID’d or charged the suspect. Some police were also brought to North Central Bronx hospital for evaluation, but injuries have not yet been reported by the NYPD.
Later in the morning police sealed off the train station, and its surrounding blocks, including White Plains Road, a major Bronx local roadway.
A crime scene investigation team marked off at least two pieces of evidence beneath the tracks on the southbound lane of White Plains Road, though it is not yet clear if they were bullet casings.
Many commuters in the Wakefield and Williamsbridge neighborhoods were aggravated by the news that they would have to either walk down to East 219th Street or up to 233rd Street to catch the 2 and 5 trains around 8:30 in the morning.
The shooting occurred next to P.S. 21 elementary school, which has a East 225th Street entrance. Police also sealed off roadways next to the Bronx Charter School For Excellence on nearby Carpenter Avenue as well.
The NYPD has not yet indicated a motive for the shooting nor where the suspect was coming from and if he was alone before the confrontation.