- Born - January 14, 1958
- Birthplace - Jamaica
- Gender - Male
- Religion - Unknown
- Ethnicity - Black
In order to avoid embarrassing New York City mayor David Dinkins, Ferguson selected a commuter train headed to Nassau County. Once the train entered Nassau, Ferguson began shooting, selecting specific white people to gun down and sparing others. The reasons for his selection of who to shoot and who not was never made clear.
As he stopped to reload his gun for the third time he was overpowered by three passengers and held down until the police arrived.
After a bizarre trial in which Ferguson represented himself, he was found guilty and sentenced to 200 years in prison.