Suspect charged in Penn Station shooting of NJ commuter

A 27-year-old man has been charged in the brazen rush-hour shooting involving a New Jersey commuter outside Penn Station this week, police sources told The Post.

Marvin Bruce, who was taken into custody at his home in Brownsville, Brooklyn Thursday morning in connection to the shooting four days earlier, is facing assault with intent to cause physical harm and weapons charges, sources said.

Police respond in the aftermath of the shooting.
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Marvin Bruce
Bruce has 11 prior arrests, which are all sealed.
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Bruce, a delivery driver, is accused of opening fire around 5:50 p.m. outside the bustling terminal, striking innocent bystander Christopher Farrell, 58, in the leg.

Bruce was allegedly aiming for another man, whom he’d just asked for food and money, sources said.

The would-be victim told Bruce to leave him alone, sparking a verbal dispute — and prompting Bruce to allegedly pull out a handgun and fire at him.

But the stray slug wound up striking Farrell near the New Jersey Transit entrance. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

The other man was not injured.

Sources said Bruce has 11 prior arrests, which are all sealed.

The NYPD released surveillance video and photos of the suspect on Tuesday.

The shooting is just the latest example of an uptick in violence at Penn Station and Midtown this year, a report by The Post revealed this week.

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