FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2022
Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520
A 15-year old Mount Vernon resident was placed under arrest late on Friday night, in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred at approximately 3:55 pm on April 8, 2022, in the vicinity of Gramatan Avenue and East Prospect Avenue.
Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police Department were able to identify the suspect after a thorough review of numerous recovered videos. With the assistance of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Westchester County Police Department Detective Division, the suspect was located and placed under arrest. The suspect was held overnight in Mount Vernon Police Headquarters and will be arraigned on charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree and Attempted Assault in the First Degree. This matter will be handled in the Youth Part of the Westchester County Criminal Court.
At this time no names are being released due to the ages of the persons involved.
A second individual also sustained several stab wounds during the altercation and was treated at Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital. This individual is expected to make a full recovery.
We ask that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the MVPD Detective Division at 914-665-2510, all calls will be kept confidential. You can also submit an anonymous tip via our “Text-A-Tip” by texting “MVPD” and your tip to 847411 or by downloading the ‘Mount Vernon PD’ app from the Google Store or Apple App stores.