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Teen in custody in wild NYC subway shooting that killed bystander: cops

A 14-year-old boy was charged with murder in a wild, gang-related Bronx subway shooting that killed an innocent bystander and wounded five other people last month, police said.

The teen — who was wounded in the burst of violence and had been in custody since — was also charged Thursday with four counts of attempted murder and one count of criminal possession of a weapon, cops said.

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals pictured above. DCPI
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals pictured above. DCPI

The boy was struck in the leg during the Feb. 12 shootout that took the life of Obed Beltran-Sanchez, 35, around 4:40 p.m. at the Mount Eden subway station, cops said.

He is the second person arrested in connection to the subway violence, with 16-year-old gangbanger Langel Jones picked up days after the shooting, police said — adding that one more suspect is still on the loose.

Jones was a purported member of the violent DBlock gang, named for Davidson Avenue, whose members were tied into a beef with the Burnside gang in a feud stemming from “drill rap and disrespect,”  NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny previously told reporters at a media briefing.

The gang feud ultimately boiled over when the two crews just happened to get on the same train at different stops.

Police were unable to confirm Friday whether the 14-year-old was a gang member.

The boy was nabbed in connection to a Jan. 15 shooting, also in the Bronx — which authorities previously said stemmed from the same gang feud and may have sparked the subway incident.

As the gunfight spilled out of the train, Sanchez — who was not involved — made the mistake of looking out onto the platform to see what the commotion was about, Kenny said at the time.

Police investigate at the Mount Eden Avenue station after a fight between two groups of teenagers broke out aboard a northbound 4 train around 4:40 p.m. with multiple people shot. William C Lopez/New York Post
Police investigate at the Mount Eden Avenue station after a fight between two groups of teenagers broke out aboard a northbound 4 train around 4:40 p.m. with multiple people shot. William C Lopez/New York Post

He lay dying on the ground as people “just walked past him,” the police official added.

“Here’s a man just going about his business trying to make his way in life and makes the mistake of being curious to see what’s going on and takes one in the chest,” Kenny said.

Sanchez, described by police as homeless, was originally from Mexico and had family there.

A shooting victim lies on the platform at the Mt. Eden Avenue Station. Brendan SmythFacebook
A shooting victim lies on the platform at the Mt. Eden Avenue Station. Brendan SmythFacebook

In addition to the 14-year-old alleged gunman, also wounded were a 14-year-old girl, a 29-year-old woman, and two men, 28 and 71, who were hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds after the shooting.

The sister of the 28-year-old wounded man, Alpha Diallo, told The Post that her brother had just gotten off the phone with her — saying he was getting off at the Mount Eden/Jerome Avenue station and planned to hop on a 4 train to get to 149th Street — when he was shot.

She called the incident “devastating,” noting her brother — also an innocent bystander — could have easily been the one at the city morgue rather than recovering at the Bronx hospital.

“That could have been him,” she said. “My heart goes to that family. My brother was going about his business. He was just a customer on the train. Can you imagine?”