Something is really wrong in this world when a pastor drives a Rolls Royce and designer jackets, but that seems to be the case as the suspected shooter in New York City’s latest subway shooting surrendered to police.
Andrew Abdullah is accused of shooting dead Daniel Enriquez on the Manhattan-bound Q train on Sunday in an apparently unprovoked attack. He then fled the Q train at Canal Street station and has been on the run ever since.
On Tuesday, a man went to the Fifth Precinct in lower Manhattan on his behalf to negotiate with cops. The man arrived in a Fendi blazer and a $350,000 Rolls Royce. He can now be identified as Bishop Lamor Whitehead of the Leaders of Tomorrow International Church.
Speaking afterward, the bishop said Abdullah “doesn’t remember anything about the shooting, but is standing in his innocence” and has mental health problems. It remains unclear how Abdullah will plead when he is presented in court. He has not yet been charged.
We have to go back to work every day. I still have to take the train. I take it, my husband takes it, and my daughter takes it every day to school. This is one of the things that makes the city great.
New York City does not feel safe and yet we have to go on.
And that is the crux of it. If the man is truly mentally ill he should not be on the street, that is for sure.