YONKERS, NY — May 23, 2019 — Yonkers Detectives assigned to the Major Case Squad arrested the man suspected of shooting a victim on Warburton Avenue Saturday night.
Eddie C. Jackson, Jr., a 23-year-old resident of Lincoln Terrace this City, was placed into custody yesterday morning while at Yonkers Criminal Court on an unrelated matter. Investigators developed information and recovered surveillance video that assisted in identifying Jackson as the shooter; investigation has yielded that Jackson allegedly approached a group of men in front of 325 Warburton Avenue and displayed a handgun, firing several shots directed at a 24-year-old victim and striking him at least two times before fleeing. Detectives believe that this incident was the culmination of previous on-going disputes between the two men. In addition to arresting Jackson, Detectives executed a search warrant in an effort to locate the handgun and recover additional evidence. The investigation is on-going and additional information may be released as it becomes available.
Police Commissioner Charles Gardner stated, “Violent acts will not be tolerated in our City and in our communities, and those who would choose to engage in this behavior are forewarned that the Yonkers Police will commit every resource to track you down, arrest you, and deliver you into the Criminal Justice System where you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our Detectives quickly made an arrest only days after the incident, a testament to their professionalism and dedication to public safety, and I applaud their efforts.”
Jackson was arrested and booked on charges of Attempted Murder 2, a Class A-I Violent Felony in the New York State Penal Law; and Assault 2, a Class D Violent Felony in the New York State Penal Law. Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned later today in Yonkers Criminal Court and is expected to be remanded to the Westchester County Jail. The case is being prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
NOTE: Booking charges are merely accusations and the defendant(s) are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
SOURCE: Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos | Communications Director | Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner