crimes and misdemeanors

Times Square Vendors Rally Round Alleged Subway Pusher

Suspect Naeem Davis is driven from the Midtown North police precinct, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in New York. Davis, 30, was taken into custody for questioning Tuesday after security video showed a man fitting the suspect's description working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center. Police said Davis made statements implicating himself in Ki-Suck Han's death. Davis was arrested on a second-degree murder charge. Witnesses told investigators they saw a man talking to himself Monday afternoon before he approached the 58-year-old Han of Queens at the Times Square station, got into an altercation with him and pushed him into the train's path.
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As they have at his past hearings, about a dozen Times Square vendors gathered at the indictment Tuesday of Naeem Davis, the 30-year-old man accused of pushing 58-year-old Ki Suk Han onto the subway tracks where he was killed by a train. He used to make a living doing odd jobs for them, and now they’re rooting for him as he faces a murder charge.  “Tell him we love him,” one told The New York Post. “The Naeem I know isn’t capable of this,” another said. At a previous hearing, they shouted, “Naeem, keep your head up!” Davis’s lawyer says he pushed Han in self-defense and Han accidentally fell on the tracks.

Vendors Rally Round Alleged Subway Pusher