NEW YORK, N.Y., (WTAJ) — Two New York police officers are being credited with catching a Florida murder suspect on the run, who has ties to our region.
32-year-old Nicholas Gibson is suspected in the murder of 77-year-old Erik Stocker in Miami Beach.
Police in Florida had notified the NYPD that Gibson was headed to New York City.
Sergeant Roger Coleman and Officer Estefany Rosario recognized him as he exited a subway train on Sunday.
“I had looked at the flier on the phone maybe 15 minutes before, and there he is. He steps off the last car on the train coming from Brooklyn, he walked right to me and then I see Officer Rosario, and she kinda knew right away,” Sergeant Coleman said.
According to the Altoona Mirror, Gibson was convicted of a 2007 sex assault in Tyrone. Authorities believe Gibson could be a serial killer. After this most recent arrest, they say he confessed to being involved in six additional murders in Florida, Georgia, and California.