Passengers Trapped In Car With Murderer And Victim

November 23, 2009

New York (ChattahBox) – An argument over a spare subway seat escalated into violence after a man stabbed another to death in the middle of an argument, leaving the other passengers trapped with him as police rushed to the scene.

Gerardo Sanchez, a 37-year-old exterminator, entered the subway heading through the Bronx, and asked 36-year-old Dwight Johnson to remove his bag from a spare seat, saying he was tired after a long day at work and needed to sit down.

Johnson refused, and an argument ensued. He then stood up and punched Sanchez in the face.

Sanchez then pulled a knife and stabbed the man, who is believed to be homeless, in the jugular and hand.

Passengers scrambled to pound on the door on the conductors car to tell him what had happened, while another pulled the emergency cord to stop the train. They were all locked in as police and an ambulance were called.

Sanchez was arrested, and friends and family of the man were left stunned by his sudden act of violence.

“I still don’t believe it. To me, he was a happy person. He would make jokes in the store and dance to all the songs,” Robert del Rosario, a friend and worker at a local bodega Sanchez frequented, said.

“It must have been in self-defense.”

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2 Responses to “Passengers Trapped In Car With Murderer And Victim”

  1. fre on November 24th, 2009 4:38 am

    Dwight isnt homeless he use to work in a restaurant and has new apartment in Brooklyn. He has good humor sense but sometimes could have temper (He knew some martial arts though has gotten to fights b4). . I dont know which paper is more accurate cause the Village VOICE said they had an argument an Dwight gave the first punch, while the others say he kept quiet while the other guy was in is face??? But D Trains shouldn’t have doors locked like that anyway

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