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Man fatally shot on Brooklyn subway while trying to break up fight: Police

Man fatally shot on Brooklyn subway while trying to break up fight: Police

A man who was fatally shot aboard a Brooklyn subway may have been attempting to be a peacemaker during a fight between two other men, the NYPD said.

Richard Henderson, 45, was shot on Sunday in the train car somewhere west of the Rockaway Avenue station, six stops away from where he was found by police who were responding to the incident.

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Officers responded to the Franklin Avenue subway station around 8:15 p.m. and found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the back and shoulder aboard a Manhattan-bound 3 train, police said.

Henderson later died at the hospital, police said.

No arrests have been made and a suspect is still at large, police said.

PHOTO: Medics remove a shooting victim from the Franklin Avenue - Eastern Parkway subway station in Brooklyn, New York City, Jan. 14, 2024.     (Gardiner Anderson/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Medics remove a shooting victim from the Franklin Avenue - Eastern Parkway subway station in Brooklyn, New York City, Jan. 14, 2024. (Gardiner Anderson/NY Daily News via Getty Images)

Henderson appears to have been the peacemaker in a dispute between two other men over loud music when he was shot, police said.

Henderson may not have even been the intended target and the gunman may have instead been firing in the direction of the man he was arguing with, striking Henderson instead, police said.

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The victim was heading home when he was shot, according to New York City Transit President Richard Davey.

"This is another sad reminder that gun violence has no place in this city," Davey said in a statement. "The MTA is cooperating fully with the investigation to ensure the perpetrator can be brought to justice."

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