FARRAKHAN MUHAMMAD, 31, the Muslim gunman suspected of shooting a 4-year-old and two others in a bustling Times Square was nabbed Wednesday in Florida — while chowing down on McDonald’s burgers and fries with his girlfriend, authorities said.
NY Post He was collared by US Marshals and members of the NYPD’s Regional Fugitive Task Force in the parking lot of the burger franchise in Starke, just outside Jacksonville, as he and his gal pal sat in the still-running car, police and sources said.
“He did not get to finish his Happy Meal,” a federal law enforcement source with knowledge of the arrest joked to The Post.
Police said the illegal CD peddler and career criminal had “altered his appearance” by shaving his head in the aftermath of Saturday’s broad daylight bloodshed at the Crossroads of the World that left three people, including a 4-year-old girl, injured.
Muhammad — who has been arrested before on felony robbery and assault charges — is accused of wildly opening fire in the busy tourist hotspot during an argument near West 44th Street and Seventh Avenue just before 5 p.m. Saturday.
The hail of gunfire struck three innocent bystanders — Marcela Aldana, 43, of New Jersey and Wendy Magrinat, 23, of Rhode Island, as well as a 4-year-old Brooklyn girl, Skye Martinez.
“While there is no joy today, there is justice,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said as he announced Muhammad’s arrest Wednesday during a press conference at police headquarters.