Goldman Sachs worker shot dead took subway because Uber was surgingMay 23, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: Partner of Goldman Sachs researcher, 48, shot dead in random attack on subway reveals he only took train that day because Uber was surge pricing due to record hot weather: Suspect is identified as Andrew Abdullah
- Daniel Enriquez, 48, was riding the Q train on his way to brunch on Sunday when he was gunned down in a seemingly random attack
- Enriquez was heading over the Manhattan Bridge when the gunman opened fire without warning at around 11:42 am
- His partner has revealed he was heading to brunch in Williamsburg but took the train into Manhattan because Uber was so expensive
- Uber prices surged yesterday at around lunchtime when the heat reached 90F
- The gunman – named by police sources as Andrew Abdullah – fled the station at Canal St and remains on the run
- The New York Post cites sources who say the gunman gave his weapon to a homeless person who then sold it
The Goldman Sachs employee shot dead in a random subway attack on Sunday was only on the train because Uber was too expensive and ordinarily avoided it because it is so dangerous, his grief-stricken partner has revealed.
Daniel Enriquez, 48, ‘never’ took the subway in crime-ridden New York City and would have taken an Uber to have brunch with his brother yesterday had it not been so expensive.
His partner Adam Pollack told DailyMail.com on Monday morning that he only went for the train because an Uber to and from Williamsburg would have cost $80.
Uber prices across the city surged thanks in part to the heat – it was close to 90F yesterday.
‘He never took the subway, it wasn’t his thing,’ he said from the couple’s home in Park Slope.
The three mile journey from his home in Park Slope to Williamsburg would have cost $23 on an ordinary day. On Sunday, it was $40 each way.
Instead of the 20 minute Uber, he opted for two subway trains. The first would have taken him to Union Square in Manhattan, but he was shot dead before he made it over Manhattan Bridge.
The gunman fled the train as it pulled into Canal Street station shortly after 11.42am and he remains at large.
DailyMail.com can reveal exclusively that the suspect now being hunted by police is Andrew Abdullah.
While he remains on-the-run and while the victim’s family grieves, Mayor Eric Adams is said to be considering a presidential campaign after less than six months into his job.
Daniel Enriquez, 48, ‘never’ took the subway in crime-ridden New York City and would have taken an Uber to have brunch with his brother yesterday had it not been so expensive. His partner Adam Pollack, 54, spoke to DailyMail.com on Monday
Adam Pollack, left, at the couple’s Brooklyn home on Monday. He said his partner Daniel Enriquez, right, would never take the subway because it is too dangerous
This is the unidentified suspect who is believed to have shot dead Daniel Enriquez on the subway on Sunday at 11.42am
Tape and blood are streaked across the staircase down to the subway on Sunday afternoon following the attack
Critics have slammed the Democrat for not focusing on the issues in his own city before raising his ambitions towards the White House.
‘Someone alert @NYCMayor that before he runs for President he needs to fix a few things in NYC,’ FOX Business’s Charles Gasparino tweeted.
The shooting on Sunday occurred in broad daylight at 11:42 a.m. before the shooter fled from Canal Street station and remains on the run.
Enriquez was on his way to have brunch with his brother, as he did every Sunday.
His partner said he would often first go to Horses and Divorces, a pool hall in Williamsburg, before the brunch.
On Sunday morning, he planned to take an Uber but it cost $40 each way.
His partner said he planned instead to catch the Q train into Manhattan then switch onto the L train to Williamsburg.
He then planned to take a taxi home and cut back on at least some of the expense.
Pollack said he was stunned to learn his partner was sitting in the last car on the train, which he says was too dangerous.
‘I would never blame him but would I ever sit in the last car of the train? No f*****g way. As trapped as you are on the subway you’re even more trapped in there.’
He said he and Daniel often talked about crime in the city and how it was especially dangerous for people who didn’t have any choice but to take the subway.
‘The people who have to take the subway are less fortunate… he was fine. Everyone who is more wealthy is at home working.’
Griselda Vile, Enriquez’ sister, spoke on Sunday night about the pain her family was suffering as a result of the attack.
Goldman CEO David Solomon said in a statement that the firm was ‘devastated’ by the man’s death. He had worked there for nine years.
Police are still searching for the gunman after he fled the Canal Street station in Lower Manhattan Sunday morning
‘Daniel Enriquez was a dedicated and beloved member of the Goldman Sachs family for nine years.
‘He worked diligently to support our Macro Research team in New York and epitomized our culture of collaboration and excellence.
‘We are devastated by this senseless tragedy and our deepest sympathies are with Dan’s family at this difficult time.’
The victim’s sister told The New York Post: ‘No one, no one, no one should have this happen to their family.’
Vile also attacked New York City’s recently implemented bail reform laws, saying, ‘the worst part is, even if they catch this person he’s going to be out again.’
Vile then took aim at Mayor Adams – an ex-cop who was elected on a promise to stop crime in the city – and NYPD Chief Keechant Sewell.
Mayor Eric Adams with his partner Tracey Collins at the Met Gala on May 2nd. He wore an anti-gun crime outfit
‘I wish you guys would go back to Mayor Adams and tell him the city is not safe,’ she told a reporter for the Post.
‘My brother just became a statistic on the way to the city. He was shot at close range.’
Her husband Glenn put it a little more simply: ‘Do your job. Get crime off the streets.’
Vile said that he should be making the city safer so that more people don’t have to go through what they’re going through.
‘I want every New Yorker to realize this could be your reality tomorrow – your worst nightmare could come true,’ she said.
‘I don’t want this to be an attack on the mayor. I want him to focus on New York as a community.’
She also called on New York City to have more of a sense of community itself.
Devastating: Enriquez worked for Goldman Sachs for nine years. The company’s CEO David Solomon said his death was ‘senseless’
‘We’re five boroughs we try to look out for each other. We don’t feel safe.
‘I don’t feel comfortable having my daughter take the train and now I have more reason to feel more scared.
‘Now everyone who knows my brother is gonna be more scared,’ Vile said.
While murders and shootings are down 11 and three percent from the already crime-riddled 2021 under lame duck Mayor Bill de Blasio, overall crime in the Big Apple is up 40 percent so far in 2022.
That includes a 19 percent rise in felony assaults, a 12 percent increase in rapes and a 42 percent jump in robberies.
Transit is up the highest at 62 percent as well – and the the recent rise in subway crime has set New Yorkers on edge.
Officers crowd on the staircase down to the subway as the station was closed off after the shooting
NYPD investigated the scene after Enriquez was shot and killed aboard a subway train in Lower Manhattan Sunday in what police are calling a random attack
Frank James, pictured, has been charged with a federal terrorism offense over claims he opened fire on a packed subway train in Brooklyn in April, shooting 10 and injuring 23
Sunday’s shooting comes just over a month since a gunman shot up another subway train, an attack that wounded 10 people.
Frank James, 62, pleaded not guilty to terrorism and other charges last week.
He is facing charges of committing a terrorist attack or other violence against a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm during a violent crime. Both counts carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
James was arrested April 13, about 30 hours after authorities say he drove from Philadelphia and unleashed smoke bombs and dozens of bullets in a train full of morning commuters as it approached a Brooklyn station.
The shooting victims ranged in age from 16 to 60; all survived.
Authorities said James’ bank card, cellphone and a key to a van he had rented were found at the shooting scene. Police also said they found the 9mm Glock semiautomatic handgun used in the shooting and traced it to James.
Defense attorney Mia Eisner-Grynberg had cautioned at at the time of James’ arrest not to rush to judgment and noted that James alerted police to his whereabouts. He was arrested in Manhattan’s East Village after he called a tip line saying he was at a fast food restaurant in that section of the city.
A motive for the attack is unclear. In numerous rants he posted on YouTube, James, who is Black, made bigoted remarks about people of various backgrounds and railed against New York Mayor Eric Adams and complained about mental health care he received in the city years ago.
James, who’s being held without bail, is due back in court July 25.
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