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Trans woman arrested in W. 14th St. subway shooting

Police announced an arrest of a suspect in the Oct. 18 shooting of a man inside the 14th St. West Side I.R.T. subway station.

Rona Love, 59 — who is a two-time murderer, according to news reports — was collared for the armed underground assault, which happened on a Sunday just before 6 p.m.

Rona Love caught on a surveillance camera. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

The victim, 24, was urinating on the northbound No. 1 train platform when Love allegedly blasted him. Love was with a woman at the time of the incident, and, according to the Daily News, objected to something the victim said to the woman.

The victim was shot in the neck, back and torso but managed to walk to the Lenox Health Greenwich Village emergency department to get treatment.

According to the News and New York Post, Love, who goes by Rona Sugar Love, is a transgender woman. She lives in Queens, near Ozone Park.

Love has been charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the subway shooting, and also will be charged in a recent gunpoint robbery at a souvenir shop in Ridgewood, Queens.

She did two prior stints in jail for two separate murders.

The News reported that, according to police, Love served 24 years total in prison for the two violent slayings — one in Queens in 1992, in which she shot a woman in the head, the other two years later in the Bronx, in which she stabbed a man 42 times.

Love was released from prison in April 2019 and is on lifetime parole, according to police.


  1. Jane Doe Jane Doe June 10, 2021

    Agree. If guilty.

  2. Joey Mathers Joey Mathers March 27, 2021

    it is actually terrifying that these men will be placed in women’s prison if/when the Equality Act passes..absolutely zero consideration for the safety and well being of female inmates.

  3. Joey Mathers Joey Mathers January 16, 2021

    Obviously, the prison system needs to take whatever steps are necessary to keep him safe from violence, but this man should not under any circumstances be placed into a women’s prison.

    I have been hearing absolute horror stories from women in prison about the men being placed into general population with the female inmates. It’s truly horrific what these men are allowed to get away with.

  4. Falling Angel Xtrava Falling Angel Xtrava November 13, 2020

    I don’t know the full details of this crime. I am asking for an immediate update or to see if Ms. Love can be visited by the media to get her side of the story. I did hear she is saying she is innocent but, as well known, mostly everybody says they are. Let’s give Ms. Love the benefit of doubt and have the DAs office release more details on this case.

  5. JackDog JackDog November 3, 2020

    Three times and you’re IN. Love is a bug. Belongs locked up in the psych ward in perpetuity-or until death do her depart.

    • Falling Angel Xtrava Falling Angel Xtrava November 13, 2020

      Mentally ill people deserves our humanity and sympathy. If guilty she should be treated for her mental illness. But as adults we should not shame or mock ppl that are mentally ill. It only turns us into bullies in the end.

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