MOUNT VERNON, NY — If you think the heat is making people a little deranged, it’s starting to look like you might have a point.
A string of violent incidents on Friday kept police busy and eventually cost a life.
A Mount Vernon man was shot in the parking lot of a supermarket Friday afternoon.
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, Mount Vernon police were called to the parking lot of Food Bazaar for a report of shots fired with a victim wounded. Officers found a man, later identified as 30-year-old Miguel Moore, lying on the ground, suffering from a single gunshot wound to his upper right leg.
Moore was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and is expected to make a full recovery, according to police.
A Mount Vernon woman was stabbed during an argument with her hairdresser hours later.
Shortly before 8 p.m., Mount Vernon police responded to South Fourth Avenue on a report that a person had been stabbed. Officers at the scene found a woman suffering from a laceration to her finger and stab wounds to her arm. The victim, later identified as 45-year-old Fenisha Sawyers-Lloyd, told police she had been involved in an argument with her hairdresser which resulted in her being cut and stabbed.
She was treated on the scene by EMTs and taken to the Montefiore Mount Vernon Emergency Room.
A Mount Vernon man is lucky to be alive after being grazed in the head by a bullet.
At approximately 9:20 p.m., Mount Vernon police responded to the area of 43 East Third Street after a report of shots fired. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a man, later identified as 42-year-old Doren Gaines of Mount Vernon, suffering from what appeared to be a bullet graze wound to the back of the head.
Officers immediately requested an ambulance for the victim, who was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and is expected to make a full recovery.
Mount Vernon Police Department detectives are investigating this incident with the assistance of the FBI Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, Westchester County Police Department Detective Division and the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center.
A New Rochelle man was found fatally stabbed inside of a Mount Vernon business.
While the day’s violence victims had so far been fortunate to escape with their lives, luck ran out shortly before midnight.
Shortly before 11 p.m., Mount Vernon police were called to New Line Taxi, on East Third Street, for a report of a man stabbed. Initially, the Mount Vernon Fire Department and Empress Ambulance were dispatched to the location for an unresponsive party, but when they arrived, it became clear that the unresponsive man was the victim of violence and requested the Mount Vernon Police Department.
First responders initially believed the man was the victim of a gunshot wound to the chest, but it was later determined that the man had actually been stabbed. The victim was rushed to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Investigators said it appears that the victim had been involved in an altercation with another person in the rear of the taxi stand and that this altercation turned physical and ultimately fatal. Mount Vernon Police Department detectives are being assisted by the FBI Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, the Westchester County Police Department Detective Division and the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center.
The name of the victim is being withheld by police pending notification to family.
The Mount Vernon Police Department is asking anyone with information about any of these violent incidents to contact the MVPD Detective Division at 914-665-2510. Police said all calls will be kept confidential. Anonymous tips can also be sent via the MVPD “Text-A-Tip” by texting “MVPD” and the tip to 8474011.