Joshua Basin Hit By Train Following Subway Scuffle. Suspect Sought

If you happened to get into a scuffle with a man on a Brooklyn subway Friday night, and then fled the scene as the victim was hit by a train, you're currently wanted for murder.

About 10 p.m. Friday, NYPD officers responded to a call that a man had been hit by a train at the Bedford Avenue subway station.

The responding officers determined that the victim, 20-year-old Joshua Basin, was arguing with the unidentified suspect while the two were riding on the "L" train.

When the two men exited the train, the suspect started a physical fight with Basin that resulted with both men falling onto the tracks. The suspect managed to get off the tracks and flee on foot. Basin wasn't so lucky -- he was hit by a Northbound train.

Basin was brought to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Now, the cops need your help identifying the suspect, who is still on the loose.

The suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 30 and 35, with a light complexion and thin build. The suspect has dirty blond hair and pock marks covering the right side of his face. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing brown pants, a black rain jacket, and sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577 TIPS.

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