NYPD: Off-Duty MTA Employee Hit In Brooklyn Subway By Stray Bullet

July 18, 2018 - 6:41 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- An off-duty MTA supervisor was struck by a stray bullet during his subway commute home in Brooklyn Tuesday night.

The incident began aboard a southbound 3 train around 6:30 p.m. in the Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road station in Brownsville.

Police said there had been a fight on the train that moved onto the platform and one teenager involved pulled out a gun, firing at least one shot.

The bullet grazed the arm of the 47-year-old supervisor. He was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

Police say the supervisor was an innocent bystander. The shooter fled the scene but three other men involved in the fight were detained.

“This is a horrible incident and we're all pulling for a speedy recovery. Transit workers are on the front lines of moving millions of New Yorkers every day and this shouldn't happen to anyone,” Said MTA Chairman Joseph J. Lhota.

Investigators described the shooter as a black male between 16 and 18-years-old last seen wearing a blue shirt and dark-colored pants.