New York subway rider who shot ‘aggressive’ hanger during rush-hour commute won’t be charged: prosecutors

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The hanged man from Brooklyn who He shot a crazed man who attacked him on a train during rush hour He will not be charged, prosecutors said Friday, as new video emerged of the gunman’s bust on the station steps.

“Yesterday’s shooting inside a crowded subway car was shocking and deeply disturbing,” Oren Yaniv, a spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, said in an emailed statement.

“The investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing but, at this time, evidence of self-defense prevents us from pursuing criminal charges against the shooter.”

Thursday’s shooter, identified by police sources and a family member as Younece Obuad, a 32-year-old father of two, was released after being questioned by authorities on Friday.

Newly released images showed him lying face down on the steps of the station with a police officer standing next to him as chaos reigned around him.

Dajuan Robinson was shot in the altercation.
Thursday’s shooter, identified by police sources and a family member as Younece Obuad, was released after being questioned by authorities.

The video also captured the He shot the man who had been tormenting him, Dajuan Robinson, 36, lying bleeding on the floor of the subway car while another man repeatedly screams: “My God!”

The lawyer for Daniel Penny, a former Marine prosecuted in the strangulation death of disturbed passenger Jordan Neely on the Manhattan subway, told the Post that Friday’s decision to release Obuad is appropriate.

“I applaud the Brooklyn district attorney for exercising his prosecutorial discretion to realize that someone who was forced to defend himself and others should not be subjected to a criminal charge; I believe that is how it should be,” the attorney said. by Penny, Thomas. Kenniff.

“This is the same environment my client faced last year,” the attorney said, referring to Penny’s infamous fatal takedown of Neely, which the former military man said was in defense of other passengers he was threatening. .

A step-by-step breakdown of what happened in the Brooklyn subway shooting

Dramatic video showed a 36-year-old man in a violent interaction with a 32-year-old man (in the yellow shirt) before at least four gunshots rang out on the crowded train.
As the two fought, a woman on the train stabbed the 36-year-old man in the back, drawing blood.
The 36-year-old then pulled a gun from his jacket and attacked the 32-year-old, causing the travelers to burst into screams. @JoyceMeetsWorld/X-ABC
At least four gunshots were heard just as the train entered the A/C Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets station.
Police said the 32-year-old man managed to grab the gun during the struggle and use it against his attacker.

The two strangers fought for several minutes as others on the train begged them to stop, saying there were children on board.
“I’m bleeding. You stabbed me, right?” the attacker asked the woman, as blood began to run down her back.
According to sources, the 36-year-old man, wearing a black hoodie, can be seen with the gun in his hand.
The travelers ran to the opposite end and several threw themselves to the ground. @JoyceMeetsWorld/X-ABC
The 32-year-old man was arrested before he even got on the platform, NYPD Transit Chief Michael Kemper said.

“It underlines the feeling that so many innocent New Yorkers have that if you ride the subway system, you will be defenseless,” Kenniff said. “Unfortunately, in my client’s case, when you step forward to protect yourself and others, you end up being persecuted.”

In Thursday’s shooting, Robinson had brought a Ruger .380 and a knife onto the overnight A train when the older man launched a bizarre verbal attack on Obuad, a stranger, police and law enforcement sources said.

At least four gunshots were heard as the train approached the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets station. Pablo Martinka

As the dispute between the men escalated, a woman accompanying Obuad stabbed Robinson with her own sword, they said.

Robinson, bleeding and ranting, pulled out his own knife before quickly putting it away and displaying his gun, prompting him and Obuad to begin fighting, cops said.

At least four shots were fired during the skirmish.

Robinson ended up being shot twice on the right side of his face, including through the eye, once in the neck and once in the chest, in addition to being stabbed twice in the back, sources said.

He remained hospitalized in critical condition, sources said.

A woman at Obuad’s last known address in Brooklyn told The Post on Friday that she is the maternal grandmother of his two young children, the oldest of whom is 6 years old, but that she had not seen him in years and had no contact with him.

Robinson was shot twice in the side of the face, once in the neck and once in the chest, in addition to being stabbed twice in the back. Peter Gerber

Obuad works in tobacconists.

He was arrested on drug trafficking charges in East New York, Brooklyn, on February 1. 20, sources said.

In that case, Obuad allegedly sold Subozone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, to an undercover police officer, and officers later recovered seven plastic wrappers containing it from a fanny pack behind the counter of the tobacco store, according to the complaint. He was released on his own recognizance.

He was also involved in several domestic incidents, all of which had their details sealed, but he was primarily the victim in those cases, the source said.

Obuad’s attorney did not respond to a Post request for comment on Friday.

Additional reporting by Khristina Narizhnaya

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