December 6th, 2012
02:16 AM ET

Suspect in New York subway death charged with murder

A suspect in the death of a man who was struck and killed by an oncoming New York subway train has been arraigned and charged with second-degree murder in the case.

Naeem Davis, a 30-year-old homeless man, is accused 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, who has been in police custody since Tuesday, is being held without bail.  He is scheduled to be back in court December 11.

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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  1. DaveFromPrinceton

    Sorry to hear that Mr.Han got killed.

    Maybe the subway platforms should have RAILINGS -May be a hassle but worth it.

    It seems that having an open platform is dangerous and unsafe in this day and age and unsafe in any situation.

    The photo guy is some what wrong – He saw the situation and should have acted to SAVE Mr. Han instead of taking the photo$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Being on the Today Show shows what a lier he is.
    He should be held accountable for his non action to save a life.


    December 6, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Leo

    It's not so easy to run to a person and trying to lift them up when a many,many tons of steel and it's very loud rushing sound heading your way and knowing you yourself can fall down with him by trying to help, did people ever think this man who needed help could have very possibly pull the helper down in a very desperate attempt to get out from there himself? Maybe 2 deaths could of occurred instead of 1. I taken N.Y.C. subways and must say they are a very intimating beast of steel. But very sad regardless..

    December 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |