Yonkers shooting leads to nine arrests for drug and gun possession
Police in two Westchester communities have made a series of gun and drug busts in the wake of a mysterious shooting over the weekend. Cops in Mount Vernon and Yonkers took action after a man wound up in a local hospital after being shot.
It all started when shots were fired in Yonkers late Friday night. A man was shot in leg and the car he jumped into was riddled with bullet holes. Cops say they saw that same car in Mount Vernon later on in the evening. Police say they followed the car and watched a drug deal go down.
Andre Smith and Norris Jackson were inside the car with all the bullet holes. Cops say Smith is a drug dealer, and they witnessed him selling crack cocaine in Mount Vernon early Saturday morning.
Police say along with crack cocaine in the car, they also found an AK 47 assault rifle with 30 rounds.
Smith and Jackson were arrested along with a third man who police say tried to swallow some of the cocaine inside the car. Police say Andre Smith's brother was the man who got shot in the leg in Yonkers after a robbery. The unidentified brother was arrested in the hospital.
In addition, five other people were arrested, all from either Yonkers or Mount Vernon for cocaine, marijuana and various gun charges.