New York, NY: The brave good Samaritan who went after the suspect of a senseless and unprovoked gruesome murder of an FDNY EMT lieutenant speaks out to the media to share his side of how the tragic incident unfolded.
Less than a week ago, a crazed lunatic, later identified as Peter Zisopoulos, 34, of Astoria, Queens, allegedly attacked Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, 61, in a violent attack and stabbed her multiple times, ultimately killing her.
In a Fox News column, it stated:
“An FDNY Emergency Medical Services lieutenant was fatally stabbed in Queens on Thursday afternoon. Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, 61, was on duty when a man stabbed her multiple times ‘in a barbaric and completely unprovoked attack’ just outside her EMS station in Astoria, Acting FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said at a briefing on Thursday evening.”
Hundreds of fellow first responders, NYPD and FDNY personnel have been in mourning since the gruesome murder, wondering why a completely random attack would occur in the first place.
Now the good Samaritan, Janki Oomraw, a mechanic at a nearby shop who was among the first on scene to confront the suspect after he noticed him a with a bloody knife, speaks out to the media for the first time since the murder.
In an exclusive interview with CBS news New York, Oomraw stated:
“I’ve had [a] vision of it all night, every day.”
On the night of the murder, Oomraw was working at that auto mechanic show when he heard yelling coming from outside.
He then went outside and noticed a man on a scooter. He continued to pursue the source of the yelling.
He heard more yelling outside coming from the person on the scooter. He told CBS news:
“He [the scooter operator] was yelling, ‘hey, someone’s getting stabbed or killed.”
Oomraw then noticed that the suspect responsible for the alleged murder of the EMT, was running with a knife in his hand and chasing after the man on the scooter.
The man on the scooter, Jimmy Orsaris, also provided a statement to CBS news, he stated:
“‘Obviously I take off. I mean, I have a knife on me too, but what, am I going to have a knife battle with this guy? This guy wasn’t … he wasn’t there,’ said Orsaris.”
After Oomraw was able to determine what was going on, he confronted the suspect.
He stated to the media:
“I saw the blood on his hand, and a knife in has hand. And I asked him, I said ‘hey, what the f*** did you do bro?’ and he just ignored me and kept on walking. After that, I followed him to see where he’s going.”
As Oomraw followed him, he discovered the wounded EMT on the ground nearby.
According to the Newsbreak column of the incident and the interview, it stated:
“I said ‘Wait, wait. I’m gonna get help.’ That’s when I went after him,’ said Oomraw. ‘He actually walked very fast and he went into the building next to me and went upstairs.’”
It was later determined that the suspect lived in the nearby building that he entered, as if nothing happened.
Oomraw then recognized a person walking along the street and hailed them down to call 911 to assist Lt. Russo.
He then ran into the EMS station where she worked to alert them of the unfolding incident going on outside with their co-worker.
Close to Retirement
EMT Lt. Russo was set to retire in only six months after spending 24 years with the FDNY. She was also a first responder to the 9/11 attacks that devastated the financial district in Lower Manhattan.
She was very well liked and someone many people are going to miss dearly.
EMS Deputy Chief Greg Brady told Fox News that:
“‘She wore her heart on her sleeve and would give you the shirt off her back,’ Brady said. ‘She was there for me when I was at my most vulnerable. She put her arm around me and said, ‘Everything is going to be OK.'”
May she Rest in Peace.
Another senseless NYC murder
Defund the police, it’ll keep people safe, they said: 14-year-old murdered on NYC subway in broad daylight
Posted July 11, 2022
NEW YORK, NY – A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, after a Saturday afternoon altercation that led to 14-year-old Ethan Reyes being stabbed to death.
It all happened around 3 pm on the northbound #1 train platform in the Hamilton Heights 137th Street City College Station.
Witnesses told police that the two teens were fighting on the street and the scuffle moved into the station and onto the platform. Investigators say that they believe that Reyes knew his alleged killer.
Using station surveillance footage, police were able to piece together what happened, as well as identify the suspect.
“This senseless and tragic incident is awful,” MTA NYC Transit President Richard Davey said in a statement. “We are cooperating with the NYPD investigation that remains in its early stages. We thank NYPD detectives for the rapid arrest of a suspect.”
According to the New York Post, sources revealed that the two boys had an ongoing feud but were unable to say what it was about.
Police say that Reyes pushed his adversary onto the tracks prior to being stabbed in the stomach. He tried to run before collapsing.
Responding officers found the youth bleeding from the stomach and rushed him to the hospital, where he later died.
“His lips were purple, and his eyes were rolled back, and he was bleeding a lot of blood,” a witness told NBC New York.
Social media posts indicated that Reyes was an aspiring rapper who went by the stage name ‘Notti Osama’. It is believed that the suspect in his death was also in the rap music scene.
Ethan "Notti Osama" Reyes was fatally stabbed in Harlem on Saturday afternoon. https://t.co/KHWtBOcMUR
— allhiphopcom (@allhiphopcom) July 11, 2022
“It’s always very scary,” Hamilton Heights resident Michael Naranjo said. “You always have to keep keenly aware of what’s going on, especially now during this climate, especially now with the youth around here. They’re angry. They’re mad.”
New York City Mayor made a brief statement.
“Hearing about the stabbing really highlights why we need the lights on in schools like this, we need to find out what happened, we’re going to find out the person responsible,” Adams said.
But to many others, it also highlights another glaring issue.
Crime is running rampant, thanks in part to a soft on crime DA in Alvin Bragg, who is linked to George Soros funding.
The other issue. The NYPD has been plagued by early retirement, resignations and poor recruitment, all thanks to the department being defunded by a 10-digit dollar amount.
⛔️BREAKING: A 14-year-old in #NYC was stabbed to death while on a subway platform in Harlem on Saturday afternoon.
The NYPD was defunded by $1 billion. Cities all across the country are facing skyrocketing crime.
— NEWSNANCY (@NewsNancy9) July 9, 2022
One might assume that the situation might be improving after Adams was sworn in, given that he was a former NYPD Captain.
Former Mayor Giuliani weighed in on that thought process, saying:
“He’s actually a worse mayor than de Blasio. Crime is up 40% under Adams. This is the ex-cop. He’s doing everything wrong.”
.@RudyGiuliani RIPS NYC Mayor Eric Adams: "The press has, like, a love affair with Adams. But, he's actually a worse Mayor than De Blasio. Crime is up 40% under Adams, this is the ex cop. He's doing everything wrong."
— Newsmax (@newsmax) July 9, 2022
For more on the increase in violent crime in New York, and more specifically, the subways, we invite you to
Here’s your “bail reform” and “defunded police”: Suspect in New York subway shooting had 19 previous arrests
NEW YORK CITY – 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez was shot and killed Sunday on the subway allegedly by a man with 19 prior arrests.
The only victim of the shooting, Enriquez, worked for Goldman Sachs and lived in the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Suspect in New York subway shooting had 19 prior arrestshttps://t.co/uCk7jDEjKA
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 24, 2022
He was a passenger on the Q train when a bullet hit him in the chest. He was then transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he later died.
The alleged shooter, Andrew Abdullah, has 19 prior arrests, said NYPD. He is still at large and wandering the streets of New York.
Do you know where Andrew Abdullah is? He's wanted for shooting a fellow New Yorker in the chest on Sunday, May 22nd, causing the victim's death, while on a "Q" train in Manhattan.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 24, 2022
At approximately 11:42 a.m., on the Q train, the alleged suspect was seen walking back and forth prior to reaching for his gun and shooting Enriquez, said police.
No other victims were reported, and the suspect and Enriquez did not know one another.
Kenneth Corey, NYPD Chief of Department, said:
“According to witnesses, the suspect was walking back and forth in the same train car and, without provocation, pulled out a gun and fired at the victim at close range as the trains [were] crossing the Manhattan Bridge.”
A spokeswoman from the NYPD said surveillance footage is being reviewed. It shows how the 25-year-old alleged suspect handed the weapon to a homeless man after shooting Enriquez.
Police said the suspect handed the gun to a homeless man. The man then sold the gun for ten dollars. That individual told police about the firearm.
ABC News reported that NYPD Detectives recovered the weapon.
JUST IN: The alleged suspect in the unprovoked fatal shooting of 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez on a Q train in New York City is in police custody, according to law enforcement sources. https://t.co/LtQ4ETZ3Am
— ABC News (@ABC) May 24, 2022
The alleged suspect is described as a dark-skinned, heavy male with a beard.
He was wearing a gray hoodie at the time that had Aeropostale written on it.
🚨We need all eyes on this.@NYPDDetectives need your help identifying & locating this man who is wanted for homicide in the tragic, senseless shooting of a man on a “Q” train that was approaching the Canal/Centre St. station on Sunday.
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) May 23, 2022
Abdullah was arrested in January 2020 in a case going back to May 2017.
Abdullah was charged with second-degree attempted murder. This was part of an 83-count federal indictment of Harlem street gangs. Abdullah served four months on a three-year sentence and was released in 2019.
New York has seen an outbreak of violence on public transit in the past several months.
Police say that this is the fourth homicide to take place on public transit this year.
In 2019, New York eliminated cash bail for the majority of misdemeanor and nonviolent charges. Many opponents have criticized this decision and argue that it is the reason for the increase in crime across the city.
According to Fox News, subway crime in New York is up almost 58 percent so far in 2022.
Now some Goldman Sachs’ employees based in New York fear becoming targets of crime. The murder of Enriquez has placed pressure on CEOs who are requesting their employees to return to the office. Recently, Goldman Sachs took away a pandemic perk of using Uber for free to get to work.
Adam Pollack, Enriquez’s partner, said:
“It keeps happening and nobody does anything.
He was going to brunch. It’s just so random.
They’ll catch [the killer] and so what?
Is anyone really outraged?
Is anything going to change?”
Pollack blames the increase in crime in the city for the death of his partner.
The New York Police Department released manhunt photos of the suspect who shot and killed Daniel Enriquez, 48. https://t.co/Q4Gar81U9T
— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 24, 2022
Fox News reported that on Tuesday afternoon, Andrew Abdullah surrendered to NYPD’s 5th Precinct in Chinatown.
He was surrounded by numerous police officers, including U.S. Marshals.
Sources within law enforcement said a clergy member originally had arranged the surrender. However, he failed to turn up.
Details are still unfolding.
Abdullah’s lawyers criticized the way police arrested Abdullah while negotiations were taking place.
A legal aid said:
“Before Andrew Abdullah could voluntarily surrender himself to the local precinct, he was needlessly ambushed out front of our Manhattan trial office by City Marshals, denied of his opportunity to first consult with counsel.”
In response to this subway shooting, Mayor Eric Adams is proposing gun detection technology. He commented:
“We need to make sure we are deploying our personnel appropriately.”
He noted that an analysis would be conducted to see what was overlooked and added that using technology would make this easier.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www. nypdcrimestoppers.com and on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.