The sister of the person gunned down in a random assault on the Q prepare on Sunday decried “random” violence plaguing town and nation exterior her brother’s wake on Friday, mourning her brother as a “common New Yorker” who “gave his life” for the security of others.
“My brother wasn’t afraid to reside in New York Metropolis and that is how he died, so I consider within the metropolis I consider that there can be change due to him,” Daniel Enriquez’s sister Griselda Vile informed reporters on Friday, 5 days after Andrew Abdullah allegedly shot Enriquez in broad daylight as he was using the prepare to brunch.
“I don’t need him to be sufferer, sufferer, sufferer, sufferer. It’s Daniel Enriquez,” Vile stated by tears. “And, on that day Daniel Enriquez gave his life for each individual in that [subway car] and for each New Yorker.”
Vile was amongst dozens of family and friends who paid respects to Enriquez.
Enriquez, a researcher at Goldman Sachs who lived in Park Slope along with his associate of 18 years, Adam Pollack, was the fourth subway murder of 2022.
Pollack, who on Monday informed The Submit that the slain man was taking the subway as a result of he didn’t need to pay Uber’s costs anymore, was overwhelmed with grief Friday and didn’t converse with reporters.
Vile stated whether or not her brother most well-liked to take Uber was in addition to the purpose as a result of taking the prepare to brunch is “a typical factor that each does, each weekend, all 12 months lengthy.”
“We all know that it was random, we all know that it was mindless and that’s the half that upset me as a result of what number of extra mindless victims are there going to be?” she stated.
Maurice Johnson, a bartender at The Abbey, the place Enriquez was a daily, stated the 48-year-old made buddies with each one who walked into the institution.
“It was his bar greater than it was any prospects, any house owners, any bartenders. He was simply there on a regular basis. He beloved that place. He beloved everybody that went there, he was all the time shopping for individuals drinks,” Johnson stated.
“He was all the time smiling, he was very loud. He was only a good man, a superb uncle, a superb brother. He was only a nice man.”
“Danny was all the pieces, not just for me however for my daughter, for my husband,” his cousin Rosa Vargas stated. “Danny didn’t need to die the best way he did. He didn’t. He didn’t.”
Each Vargas and Vile stated they hoped Enriquez’s demise would spur politicians together with Mayor Eric Adams to scale back gun violence.
“I pray that every one the individuals who’ve out poured their assist, their love proceed to battle to make change within the metropolis and make change on this nation,” Vile informed reporters.