NYPD: Suspect in custody in Penn Station shooting

Detectives on Thursday arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting that unfolded outside of Penn Station in Manhattan wounding a bystander earlier this week, authorities said. 

The NYPD has charged Marvin Bruce, 27, of Brooklyn, with assault, attempted assault, and weapon possession, the NYPD said. 

Two men got into a dispute inside Penn Station when one of them was eating and the other asked him for food on Monday around 5:45 p.m., the NYPD said. The argument spilled into the street outside of the entrance at 7th Avenue and 31st Street in Midtown, police said. 

The man who'd been asking for food, identified as Bruce, pulled out a gun and shot at the other guy, police said.  But he missed and instead hit a man in his 50s who was walking along the sidewalk.

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"We do not believe they knew each other prior to this interaction," Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference this week.

The victim was hit in the leg and is expected to recover, Shea said. He came to New York City about three months for a job and was on his way to meet his wife, the commissioner said. 

The shooting is just the latest incident in a string of high-profile violent crimes in Midtown over the past several months. Shea has blamed bad policies, including bail reform, for the growing problem.

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