June 23, 2010, Yonkers, NY –On 06-22-10 at 10:44 a.m., numerous units responded to 170 Willow Street on a report of shots fired. Responding units observed a crowd of bystanders asking for help. Officers located a 19 year old male area resident lying on the street with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was conscious but having difficulty breathing and bleeding heavily. Officers requested to expedite the ambulance and members of the Emergency Service Unit immediately began to treat the victim. The victim was subsequently transported to an area trauma center, where he underwent several surgeries and he was last reported in critical condition. Investigation revealed that the victim was shot by a male suspect inside of 153 Willow Street (Andy’s Laundromat). A crime scene was located at that location and two shell casings were recovered. Members of the Detective Division including Detective Michael Farina immediately began an investigation into this shooting. Information was developed by the Detectives that a male (later identified as Audai Howard) as the suspect. Suspect Howard was located and transported to the Detective Division on the evening of 06-22-10, where he was subsequently placed under arrest. He was taken to the City Jail and booked for Assault 1st degree. The suspect will be arraigned in Yonkers Criminal Court on 06-23-10. He is a 19 year old male who reports residing at 106 Locust Hill Avenue. NO PHOTOGRAPH OF THIS SUSPECT WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.
On 06-22-10 at 11:32 p.m., 3rd Precinct units responded to the corner of Oak Street and Ash Street on a report of shots fired. Witnesses related that approximately four shots fired were fired at a group of males on the street. Two vehicles possibly involved were seen fleeing the area after the shots. One vehicle was described as a black sedan and the second was described as a white van. No ballistics evidence was located at the scene. Anyone with information can contact the Detective Division at 377-7724.
THE DETECTIVE DIVISION IS INVESTIGATING TO DETERMINE IF THE ABOVE TWO INCIDENTS ARE RELATED.