Man Killed by Subway Train After Falling During Fight in Queens Station
New York City police on Monday identified a man killed in a fight between two men in a New York City subway station that started with words over a woman’s dress and escalated into a shooting.
Investigators said the unidentified man was hit by a train at the Grand Central Terminal station around 2:30 p.m. Monday after the argument escalated into a scuffle in which he was shot, police said.
“We are continuing to investigate the incident,” a New York Police Department spokesman said Monday afternoon. “A suspect or suspects have been identified.”
The man, identified as 32-year-old Jahlil Ramos of Queens, died of his injuries at the hospital.
Mr. Ramos was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after 1 p.m., New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
The two men, 38-year-old David Thompson of the Bronx and 35-year-old Carlos Santiago of Queens, were being questioned by police detectives, the commissioner said.
An NYPD spokesman said Mr. Santiago had been arrested more than once for traffic violations.
Mr. Thompson was questioned for eight hours Monday afternoon by the NYPD. He had no outstanding warrants, the spokesman said.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said an investigation into the incident would likely take place at the subway station where the argument began. “And we will fully expect that the law enforcement officials will conduct that investigation thoroughly, thoroughly, thoroughly and fairly, and that will, of course, include having interviews with those involved or that it will be appropriate to hold people accountable,” Mr. Bloomberg said in a statement.
The Grand Central Transit Station on the 2, 3 and 4 at Grand Central, near 42nd Street, is known for being the site of New York City’s most colorful political demonstrations, where people throw snowballs at police and yell their frustrations at the city’s elected officials.
Police said a police investigation was underway, as was an “extensive” search of several locations.
During the confrontation in the subway station, police said, a man had grabbed a woman by the waist and pulled her over a rail, putting her in danger. After the woman fell, the man approached Mr. Thompson and Mr. Ramos with a gun, and they exchanged words. The man shot Mr