Man Killed On NYC Subway For Trying To De-Escalate An Altercation

Man Killed On NYC Subway For Trying To De-Escalate An Altercation

01/16/2024 01:14 PM EST by Krista B.

This is so sad. A man died a hero while on his way home. 

Richard Henderson, 45, was reportedly on a Brooklyn-bound three-train when he tried to de-escalate an altercation between two other subway passengers over loud music. One of the passengers was playing music very loud and began to bother the other passengers. Shortly after an argument began on the train car. 

Witnesses say that the train was approaching the Rockaway Avenue stop in Brownsville when Henderson tried to stop the altercation. Someone who was involved in the altercation pulled the gun out and shot Henderson in the shoulder and in the back. He was allegedly three stops away from his home. 

He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Henderson’s wife said that he worked as a crossing guard in Manhattan and also revealed that their 20th anniversary was coming up next month. Richard Henderson left behind three children and two grandchildren.

“He got shot stepping into an altercation that he had nothing to do with. He died a hero. He died doing what he did, taking up for the weak,” his wife, Mrs. Henderson, said. Police are currently searching for the shooter. 

We will keep Henderson’s family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.