U.S. Marshals arrested Muhammad near Jacksonville, Florida, four days after the shooting, along with a woman who authorities said traveled with him from New York.
Muhammad spoke to WCJB-TV from county jail in Florida telling them that he had not been in New York at the time of the shooting.
Police did not say when Muhammad arrived in New York. Information about an attorney for Muhammad was not immediately available in court records. A request was sent to the New York City’s Department of Correction for information about when he arrived and where he was being held.
Muhammad appeared before in court on May 13 in Starke, Florida, where a judge gave him several days to consult with a lawyer on whether he will waive a full extradition hearing and agree to return to New York. It was not immediately clear if a hearing had been held.