Murder Suspect Apprehended in Homeless Camp

The NYPD arrested Ashraf Ahmed for allegedly killing Ybarra Moses in an apartment the two men used to share. The police found and arrested Ahmed Sunday afternoon when they found him hiding in a gathering of homeless people along FDR drive and East 19th Street.

Witnesses say they saw Ahmed enter the apartment building on East 25th Street and Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay late Saturday evening.  Shortly after Ahmed entered Moses's apartment building security and neighbors complained of screaming and loud noises coming from the home. When security opened the door of Moses's apartment they found the man lying dead on the floor covered in blood. Security officers told the police that they saw Ahmed standing over the body. 

Before security officers could detain the alleged murderer he barged through their ranks and made his getaway. Ahmed was identified and arrested on murder and criminal possession of weapons charges 12 hours after he was seen fleeing the scene.

Ahmed is being held in Manhattan criminal court where he will be arraigned sometime today. An article published in the NY Post claims Ahmed has no prior arrests on his record and the building that the alleged murder took place in is used as a halfway house for those who are infected with HIV and AIDS.

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