A teenage suspect is in custody after a shooting in Northern Westchester.
Just before noontime on Wednesday, Nov. 9, officers responded to a report of shots fired in Peekskill on Central Avenue near Washington Street.
Officers at arriving at the scene found a 31-year-old Peekskill resident lying on the sidewalk after being shot in the upper leg, the Peekskill Police Department.
Life-saving measures were performed on the victim, who was rushed to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla in unstable condition, according to police.
At the crime scene, a discarded loaded firearm was found in a nearby wooded area, said police.
"Information gathered early in the investigation led detectives to believe the victim and suspect knew each other and this was not a random incident," the Peekskill PD said in a statement.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, at about 9:45 a.m., Peekskill PD detectives, with the assistant of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, apprehended the suspect, Dimitri Jones, age 19, of Peekskill.
Jones has been charged with:
- Second-degree attempted murder,
- First-degree assault,
- Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon,
- First-degree reckless endangerment.
He was scheduled to be arraigned this week.
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