Ryan Beauchamp, Suspect In Subway Slaying Of Joshua Basin, In Custody. Not An OWS-er, Cops Tell The Voice
Call off the dogs...
The New York City Police Department confirms to the Voice that Ryan Beauchamp, a possible suspect in the death of a man hit by a train at a Brooklyn subway station Friday night, is currently being questioned by police.
Beauchamp, 33, was picked up about 2 p.m. today on Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn.
Beauchamp has been wanted for questioning in the death of 20-year-old Joshua Basin since police identified him as a possible suspect yesterday.
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, 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 an oncoming train.
Basin was brought to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to the New York State Department of Corrections' website, Beauchamp's never done time in a state correctional facility. However, an NYPD spokesperson tells the Voice that he has one prior arrest for violation of park rules (he was in Central Park after it closed).
The New York Post is reporting that the arrest happened while "protesting with an anti-Wall Street group" at Central Park. However, an NYPD spokesman tells the Voice that the arrest was "not OWS related."
It's unclear what, if any, charges Beauchamp will face. We'll let you know as soon as we find out.
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