Brave Subway Commuter Fatally Shot Intervening in Altercation Over Loud Music on Brooklyn’s 3 Train

Brave Subway Commuter Fatally Shot Intervening in Altercation Over Loud Music on Brooklyn's 3 Train

In Brooklyn, authorities are on the hunt for an assailant responsible for the tragic shooting and death of a man during a Sunday night subway incident. 

According to information from police sources disclosed to CBS New York, the victim, identified as 45-year-old Richard Henderson, lost his life while attempting to mediate a dispute between two fellow passengers regarding excessively loud music.

The distressing event unfolded around 8:30 p.m. on a No. 3 train as it approached the Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College station in Crown Heights. 

Henderson intervened when he observed the heated argument, aiming to defuse the situation. Unfortunately, one of the disputants brandished a firearm and fired multiple shots, striking Henderson in the back and shoulder.

A vigilant witness urgently notified the train conductor, prompting the train to bypass several stops and rendezvous with law enforcement at the station. 

Emergency responders discovered Henderson in the subway car and swiftly transported him to Kings County Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Natalie Duddridge of CBS New York interviewed Henderson’s grieving brother, who revealed they had recently spoken on the phone. 

Henderson had mentioned leaving a friend’s house after watching a football game. His sudden demise leaves behind a devastated family, including a wife, three children, and two grandchildren.

Neighbors and friends shared poignant memories of Henderson, describing him as a friendly and kind individual who cherished positive interactions with everyone. 

The senseless act has left the community in shock, with residents expressing sorrow over the loss of such a well-liked personality.

Authorities urge anyone with information related to the shooting or the perpetrator to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish speakers, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted confidentially through the Crime Stoppers website or via direct message on Twitter, @NYPDTips.


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