December 5th, 2012
01:10 PM ET

Suspect in subway death arrested, police say

A suspect in the death of a man who was struck and killed by oncoming New York subway train has been arrested and charged in the case, according to the New York Police Department.

Naeem Davis, a 30-year-old homeless man, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the death of 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han, who was struck by a train after he allegedly was shoved onto the tracks during an altercation at a New York subway platform.

Davis has been in police custody since Tuesday.

A photo of the victim, desperately clawing at the platform shortly before he was struck, was published this week by the New York Post, embroiling the paper and the photographer in a controversy over whether the picture should have been taken and published.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jon rohr

    I don't think it is that good an idea to create a story like that!

    December 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mysqldba123

    I hate everyone that witnesed this horrific death, all of you should be ashamed of yourself and too should be put on trial. SICKOS

    December 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NRA 4EVER

    Guns don't kill people. Subways kill people.

    December 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Baffled Reader

    I would like to know how a station FILLED with people watching this altercation unravel had nobody, not one single person help this poor man up. Every person who witnessed this man's tragic death should be just as ashamed as the photographer and editor who decided to run this story. Some people have no sympathy I suppose.

    December 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Most people don't know how to react in these situations. They are overtaken with shock and disbelief, but the photographer should have intervened instead of wastin time with a photograph.

    December 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TvNyC

    mysqldba123,.I agree with you.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Dan

    I'm not here to start a racial discusion, but this situation leaves me wondering. Had the late Mr. Han been a white man, would bystanders have stopped the altercation before he was pushed on to the track?

    December 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |