Governor Hochul: On The Arrest Of The Subway Shooting Suspect

April 13, 2022


“Like all New Yorkers, I am deeply grateful that the suspect in yesterday’s subway shooting has been apprehended and thankful for law enforcement and every first responder whose heroic efforts helped New York City respond to this horrific incident. I have directed all State agencies to provide every possible resource to assist in the investigation. My heart is with all those who are injured, their loved ones, and the entire Sunset Park community. The epidemic of gun violence that continues to terrorize communities across this country must end. My pledge to New Yorkers is this: I will fight every day to restore public safety, get guns off our streets, and prevent these horrific acts of violence.”

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:

“I am relieved that the suspect in the subway shooting has been arrested and I’m deeply grateful to our law enforcement officers and emergency personnel for their incredible response. I also want to thank all the New Yorkers who called in tips that led to this arrest. I continue to pray for the victims and their families and wish them a speedy recovery. We must do more to combat the epidemic of gun violence and I will be working hard with our state and local officials to get illegal guns off our streets.”