FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2023
Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520
Mount Vernon Police are investigating a shooting that left a victim’s vehicle damaged. At around 7:15 AM on Sunday, July 30, 2023 Mount Vernon Police responded to the area of 200 Block of South 5th Ave, on a report of shots fired with a vehicle struck. Upon arrival officers located a victim, Joel Okine, of Mount Vernon, who was involved in a road rage incident with a red Tesla at said location. During the incident, a shot was fired from the red tesla at the victim’s vehicle resulting in damage. The victim was not injured during this incident. The red Tesla was later observed in NYC by NYPD which resulted in a vehicle pursuit and the arrest of three suspects. Mount Vernon Detectives are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made by MVPD in connection with this incident at this time.Mount Vernon Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident 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. You can also anonymously send information by utilizing the “Mount Vernon PD” app, available in the Google Play and Apple store.