Teen charged in Wednesday Mount Vernon shooting
Mount Vernon police have charged a teenager in Wednesday night's shooting in the city, officials said.
The 16-year-old boy, whose name is being withheld by authorities, was charged with felony first-degree assault, according to a statement Thursday from the office of Mayor Ernie Davis.
About 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, city police Det. Roberto Boncardo was driving on West First Street when he heard gunshots from near the intersection with Fourth Avenue, officials said. He found a 21-year-old man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the leg and the suspect running away.
After a brief foot chase, the teen was arrested at Roosevelt Square North and North Sixth Avenue, officials said.
The victim was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, officials said.
The teen was being held in the city lockup Thursday pending arraignment in Mount Vernon City Court, officials said.
The shooting was less than a tenth of a mile from the Police Department, just two blocks south and two blocks east of Roosevelt Square.