NYPD: MTA maintenance worker arrested in jail guard shooting

September 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says an employee with the city’s transit system has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a correction officer.

Authorities said Sunday that Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus maintenance worker Gifford Hunter, 30, of Queens, was arrested on murder and other charges in the death of Jonathan Narain.

Narain, 27, of Queens, was on his way to work at Rikers Island early Friday when a man on a motorcycle shot him once in the left temple after a brief conversation.

Police did not know what the two men argued about before the shooting.

Hunter was in custody, and a message left at a number listed as his was not returned. The MTA said he had been employed since July 2017.

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