Police arrest three suspects in killing of man on Bronx subway car

NEW YORK — Three people were arrested last week in the killing of a man on a New York City subway train, police said Tuesday.

William Alvarez, a 45-year-old Bronx resident, was fatally shot around 5 a.m. Friday after getting into an argument with one of the suspects on a D train in the Bronx. Police said what happened was captured on surveillance video on the trains, the subway station and on the streets.

The three have been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. They were found Monday by members of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in a Bronx apartment.

The fatal shooting is the third homicide in the subway system this year. It happened shortly after a 35-year-old man was killed and five others injured in a shooting at another subway station in the Bronx earlier this month.

Transit crimes are up 13% compared to this time last year, WABC-TV reports.

The NYPD has implemented longer 12-hour shifts for police officers assigned to the subway system in response to the increase in crime.