Man Shot In the Head During Altercation at Brooklyn Subway Station

The incident occurred at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station on Thursday afternoon

<p>Getty</p> Subway Station Queensboro Plaza Subway Station, Queens, New York, USA - August 18th 2023


Subway Station Queensboro Plaza Subway Station, Queens, New York, USA - August 18th 2023

A 36-year-old man is currently in critical condition after being shot by his own weapon during an altercation with a 32-year-old man on the subway in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon, per a New York Police Department press conference.

The 32-year-old man entered the northbound A train at the Nostrand Avenue Station. Once the vehicle began moving, which was around 4:45 p.m., the 36-year-old man approached the 32-year-old man.

Per the NYPD conference, the 36-year-old was described as “aggressive and provocative towards the 32-year-old.”

“Words were exchanged between the two, and during the words, it became physical,” explained NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper. The 36-year-old raised a knife or a razor blade towards the 32-year-old man.

He then put the unidentified sharp object down and took a gun out from his jacket. Once he had the firearm in his hand he then “started walking toward” the other man in “a menacing way,” and started to yell at him.

Soon, the altercation turned physical. Police believe the 32-year-old wrestled the gun away from the 36-year-old. The 32-year-old then fired multiple shots into the 36-year-old's head.

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<p>NYPD</p> NYPD at March 14, 2024 press conference in Brooklyn, NY.


NYPD at March 14, 2024 press conference in Brooklyn, NY.

During the altercation, the train arrived at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, where multiple NYPD officers were stationed, heard the shots and took action. The gun was recovered at the scene.

The 36-year-old was then transported to New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The 32-year-old man is being questioned by detectives. But, at this time, no charges have been filed. Neither man's name has been released by authorities.

Both the northbound A and C trains have been temporarily delayed in an effort to assist with the NYPD's current investigation.

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Following the incident footage from witnesses at the scene have be broadcasted. One witness’ video obtained by ABC News 7 documents the subway passengers after the shooting all ducking for cover in the middle of the subway car.

Throughout the video, one woman is heard shouting, “Where’s the NYPD? Oh my god. Close the door! Close the door!”

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