NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has been charged, and a retired correction officer was being questioned late Wednesday, in connection with a deadly shooting at a Brooklyn subway station.
Joscelyn Evering, 28, was charged with assault and menacing in the scuffle with retired correction officer William Groomes. Another man involved in the quarrel — Gilbert Drogheo, 32 — was allegedly later shot and killed by Groomes.
Sources told CBS2 Evering was charged with felony assault because Groomes is over 65.
He was accused of pushing the retired officer into a vacant seat twice during the quarrel on the train.
Groomes, 69, was himself questioned and released Wednesday but was expected to be brought back for additional questioning, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, police sources said Groomes had a valid carry permit for his weapon. A grand jury was pending on whether he would be charged.
Under New York City law, retired law enforcement officers with permits to carry guns must retreat unless they are facing deadly physical force, Cornell reported.