Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted for Unprovoked Fatal Stabbing of Straphanger on Subway Platform


Victim Was on His Way Home From Work When He Was Stabbed


          Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted on second-degree Murder and additional charges for stabbing a man on a subway platform in Morris Heights.


        District Attorney Clark said, “The victim was getting off the train when the defendant allegedly approached him and stabbed him multiple times. The father of two, who was on his way home after his work shift at Citi Field, was killed without provocation as horrified commuters watched. We will seek justice for the victim and his family, who lost their loved one because of senseless violence.”


          District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Saquan Lemons, 27, last of 1849 Sedgwick Avenue, was arraigned today on second-degree Murder, first-degree Manslaughter and fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. The defendant was remanded and is due back in court on January 25, 2022. 


According to the investigation, on October 6, 2022 at approximately 8:50 p.m., the defendant and the victim, Charles Moore, 38, were on the 4 train when it pulled up at the subway station located at 176th Street Station and Jerome Avenue. Video surveillance shows the victim and defendant tumbling out of the train. Lemons allegedly stabbed Moore multiple times in the torso. The defendant fled the scene, and the victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead the next morning.


         The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Kamens of the Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, under the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division.


District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Sheldon Smith of Bronx Homicide and Detective Michael Pando of the 46th Precinct for their assistance in the investigation.



An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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