The man who was shot on a subway platform at Grand Central Terminal has been identified in a GoFundMe page as a father of two who works at a pizzeria in the Financial District
David Altamirano, a 10-year employee at Kesté Pizza & Vino on Gold Street, was shot Saturday morning on his way to work, according to the fundraising page set up by the eatery.
The shooting, which occurred at 10:30 a.m. on the southbound, No. 4 train platform, was sparked by a “verbal dispute,” police have said.
The 40-year-old victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
On Monday, police announced the arrest of Tearance Crumpty, of 28-66 College Point Boulevard, Queens, who was charged Sunday with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
He was tracked down through a Crime Stoppers tip and arrested at a Queens hotel, cops said.
“David always was always good spirits and is known for his tremendous heart,” said the GoFundMe page, which had raised more than $7,000 as of Monday morning.
“He is currently hospitalized and in stable condition. We set up this page to help him and his family with any expenses that may arise during his recovery period.”
On Monday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said in a tweet: “Great investigative work done by the @NYPDMTS Detective Squad, Manhattan South Homicide & @NYPDTransit District 4 for apprehending and arresting Tearance Crumpty.”
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