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Frank R. James, the man police identified as a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that left 10 wounded and 13 others injured, is now considered a suspect in the case, New York City police and the mayor’s office said Wednesday.
The shift in language came after another key development in the ongoing probe, with investigators linking the gun allegedly used in the Tuesday morning rush-hour attack to James and an Ohio pawn shop, law enforcement sources said.
“@NYCMayor just announced that Frank James is now a suspect in yesterday’s subway shooting and no longer just a person of interest,” Fabien Levy, the press secretary for Mayor Eric Adams, said in a tweet.
Cellphones buzzed shortly after James was named a suspect, urging New Yorkers to call authorities if they see him.
A 9mm Glock handgun left at the scene has been traced by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators to James and a pawn shop in Columbus, law enforcement said. The suspect purchased it there in 2011, sources said.
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