Homicide at 49 North Broadway

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YPD_PatchYONKERS, NY — October 13, 2013 — On 10-12-13 at approximately 10:51
p.m., multiple units responded to 49 North Broadway (Apartment 11A) on a report
of a shooting.  Units located a 47-year-old female, subsequently
identified as Sharon Contreras, who had sustained an apparent gunshot wound to
the upper chest area.  Members of Empress Ambulance transported the victim
to a local hospital where she was subsequently pronounced deceased. 

Units at the scene advised the
Communications Division that a suspect had fled the location.  4th
Precinct Police Officers Rocco Merante and Joseph DiBenedetto were canvassing
the area when they observed a suspicious male on foot in the area of 74
Warburton Avenue.  The Officers subsequently took this male into custody
and he has been identified as Jose Contreras, a 52 year old male.  The
suspect is the husband of the victim.  A K-9 unit canvassing the area
located a handgun in the area and members of the Crime Scene Unit processed the
scene for additional evidence.

Initial investigation has revealed that a domestic
dispute had occurred at the location and the victim was subsequently
shot.  Both the victim and the suspect resided at the location.  The
suspect was charged by Detectives with Murder 2nd degree and he was
remanded to the Westchester County Jail.  No photograph of this suspect
will be released at this time.  Anyone with information can contact the
Detective Division at 914-377-7724.  All calls will remain
confidential. 

 

This is an active and ongoing investigation and no further information
will be released by the Yonkers Police Department at this time. 

 

SOURCE:
Yonkers Police Department  

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Comments 2

  1. Keeping the peace

    Great job is right. Too bad the city refuses to take notice and give these honorable men and women a pay raise. If it were me there would be a killer at large. Keep up the great work Sue, you really know what’s going on.

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