Police step up search for suspect in Yonkers double murder

Police in Yonkers have intensified the search for a suspect who they say played a role in two murders, including that of a known gang leader.

Investigators handed out 800 fliers while going door-to-door at the Calgano Housing project on 55 School St., which is the last known address of the suspect in the double murder, 22-year-old Ronnell Jones.

Police say Jones and two others opened fire inside an apartment at the Cromwell Towers on Locust Hill Avenue last July, killing Kasheem Little, a notorious gang leader, and Carlton McLeod. Four others, including a 5-year-old boy, were injured in the shootout.

Jones' alleged accomplices in the murders, Daniel Sanchez and Brian Roach, have already been arrested.

According to investigators, Jones was spotted at 220 Yonkers Ave., but he may be disguising himself as a woman to elude police.

"We don't care if he's wearing high heels and a skirt," says Yonkers Police Commissioner Edmund Hartnett. "We're going to find him and bring him to justice."

There is a $5,000 reward for Jones' arrest and conviction. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 914-377-7725.

For coverage of the police search for Yonkers murder suspect Ronnell Jones, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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