Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank James bought a gun at an Ohio pawn shop in 2011: source

By | April 13, 2022

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Frank James, the sole suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting that injured 10 people, bought the gun used in the attack at an Ohio pawn shop, Fox News has learned.

James, 62, bought the 9mm Glock pistol in 2011 at a pawn shop in Columbus, Ohio, a law enforcement source told Fox News on Wednesday.

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James remained at large Wednesday morning, more than 24 hours after authorities said he donned a gas mask, detonated a smoke grenade and fired at least 33 shots at the crowded 36th Street subway station in the Sunset Park neighborhood as he headed to Manhattan N train arrived.

Frank James is wanted as a suspect in Tuesday morning's Brooklyn subway shooting.

Frank James is wanted as a suspect in Tuesday morning’s Brooklyn subway shooting.
(NYPD)

As the manhunt continued, cellphone users in New York City received a citywide emergency alert just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, warning the public to keep an eye out for James.

“WANTED for Brooklyn Subway Shooting: Frank James, Black male, 62 years old. All information may be directed to NYPD TIPS at 800-577-TIPS (8477),” the solicitation reads.

Emergency responders gather at the entrance of a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Emergency responders gather at the entrance of a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating social media posts and videos that authorities believe are linked to James, a senior law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday.

Fox News Digital watched a series of rambling, obscene YouTube videos in which a man who appears to be James denounces the United States as a racist, violent place. The source said some of James’ posts were critical of New York Mayor Eric Adams.

A person receives care in front of a subway car in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

A person receives care in front of a subway car in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
(Will B Wylde via AP)

Police said five of the shooting victims were in critical condition, but all 10 wounded in the shooting were expected to survive. At least a dozen other people who escaped gunshot wounds were treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries.

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Police announced a $50,000 reward for information in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call New York City Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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