Yonkers, NY – On Monday, December 7th, 2020, at approximately 2:24 PM, members of the Yonkers Police 3rd Precinct were on patrol in the vicinity of Victor Street when they heard multiple gunshots being fired a short distance away. Officers immediately responded towards the sound of gunfire and upon turning onto Oliver Street discovered a shooting incident that had just occurred with both the victim and several subjects still at scene. Officers controlled the scene, placing several subjects into custody without incident pending investigation and attended to the victim suffering several gunshot wounds to his person. As additional police responded, the area was cordoned-off and a criminal investigation was initiated.
Police Officers assigned to the 3rd and 4th Precincts, Emergency Services Division, and Detectives and Investigators from the Major Case Squad and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene in a coordinated search effort for additional subjects and witnesses, to recover surveillance video, and process forensic and ballistic evidence. Investigation yielded that the victim, a 27-year-old resident of Sherman Avenue this City, was sitting alone in the driver’s seat of his double-parked 2020 Chevrolet Malibu sedan; the suspect, who resides on the same block and is known to the victim, approaches the front of the victim’s vehicle, and allegedly produces an illegal handgun and fires three times into the vehicle through the front windshield, striking the victim all three times in his face, hand, and shoulder. The victim exits his vehicle and attempts to flee west on Oliver Street, with the suspect chasing from behind; within seconds, the 3rd Precinct Officers round the corner and seize the event. The victim was subsequently transported to a local area hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Investigators working into today developed information yielding probable cause to charge one of the apprehended subjects with the intentional shooting of the victim.
Police Commissioner John J. Mueller stated, “Service before self – these officers exemplify the courage and dedication that our police officers have in their commitment to protecting the residents of Yonkers. On patrol, in our community, moving towards gunfire, they apprehend an alleged attempted murder suspect and deliver him into the Criminal Justice System – outstanding work by these officers! And let this serve as reminder to those who engage in violence in our City, that the Yonkers Police is right around the corner.”
The alleged perpetrator of the shooting is identified as Andy ANDREWS, a 31-year-old resident of Walnut Street this City. ANDREWS is charged with one count of Attempted Murder 2’, a Class B Violent Felony in the New York State Penal Law; and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2’, a Class C Violent Felony in the New York State Penal Law. ANDREWS was arraigned today in Yonkers Criminal Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail; his next court date is scheduled for December 22nd, 2020. The case is being prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.