YONKERS, NY — September 11, 2018 — On Sunday, September 9th, 2018, at approximately 2:04 AM, members of the Yonkers Police Department 3rd Precinct with assisting units responded to 102 Ash Street on a report of a male having been shot in the chest. Upon arrival officers located the victim, a 20-year-old resident of Yonkers, with a single gunshot wound to his chest. Members of the Emergency Service Unit rendered emergency medical aid to the victim who was transported by Empress EMS to a local area hospital. Officers at scene ascertained that a possible suspect was still in the building; a tactical perimeter was established and criminal investigation initiated.
Members the Emergency Service Unit and Crisis Negotiation Team made contact with the suspect who was in his locked second floor apartment with relatives. ESU and CNT officers were able to place the suspect into custody without incident. Detectives from the Major Case Squad and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene, interviewing subjects and witnesses, recovering surveillance video, executing search warrants and processing forensic and ballistic evidence. A .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol was recovered.
Investigation has yielded that this was not a random event and that the victim and suspect were known to each other, and were involved in an earlier dispute that escalated into violence when the suspect allegedly shot the victim in the chest while on the second floor of 102 Ash Street. The suspect is identified as Shareaf J. Brown, a 25 year old male resident of Yonkers. Brown has been arrested and charged with one count of Assault 1°, a Class B Felony in the NYS Penal Law, and was expected to be arraigned on Monday, September 10th, 2018. The case will be prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. The victim is listed in stable condition with a non-life-threatening injury.
Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said, “I commend the exceptional efforts of our police officers, detectives, and members of the Emergency Service Unit and Crisis Negotiation Team, all of whom working together ended a violent situation without further incident and delivered the perpetrator into the Criminal Justice System where he will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
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Booking charges are merely accusations and the defendant(s) are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
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SOURCE: Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos, Yonkers Police Department Communications.