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For Immediate Release

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S. Marshals Service Arrests Times Square Shooting Suspect

Jacksonville, FL – The suspected gunman wanted in connection with the May 8th Times Square shooting, which left a 4-year-old girl and two others injured, was arrested today by federal, state and local law enforcement agents in Starke.

Farrakhan Muhammad was taken into custody without incident in a McDonald's restaurant parking lot shortly after noon.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force from Jacksonville and Gainesville worked with Starke Police and Bradford County and Marion County Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force to make the arrest, with leads provided by the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and the New York Police Department (NYPD).

Muhammad was wanted by the New York Police Department for firing a gun multiple times during a disagreement near West 44th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan.

The arrest occurred less than 24 hours after New York Police Department released a new photo of the suspect.

The U.S. Marshals Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement officers. The members of the task force combine resources and efforts daily to apprehend violent fugitives of justice through networking with task forces across the country.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.

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