Second Suspect in Custody After Deadly Shooting Near Penn Station: Sources

A second suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting near Penn Station Monday morning that left one man dead and two men injured, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.

The man, whose identity hasn't been released, was tracked down in Cranston, Rhode Island, by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He was allegedly hiding out with family when he was taken into custody late on Thursday.

Police previously detained 27-year-old Vincent Arcona in the shooting at West 35th Street and Eighth Avenue on Monday. Arcona was featured on a wanted poster earlier this week and was described as armed and dangerous. 

Police say that three men, all in their 40s, were drinking coffee when a heavy-set man in a black hooded sweatshirt engaged them in a brief conversation, left the restaurant and then waited for them to exit, following the group into a subway station, where he fired four times.

A 43-year-old man shot in the neck was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. A 45-year-old shot in the neck and stomach and a 48-year-old man shot in the thigh were taken to Bellevue Hospital, they said. The 45-year-old man was listed in critical condition later Monday.

All three victims had lengthy arrest records for mostly drug charges, an official familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press.

Two men who attend a nearby methadone program at the West Midtown Medical Group, about half a block from the where the shooting took place, said they knew two of the victims. They said both men came to the clinic for years.

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