Man shot at Mt. Vernon home begs neighbor for help

Police are asking for the public's help to catch the person who fatally shot a man at his Mount Vernon home Saturday. Police say someone shot the 31-year-old on South First Avenue. One witness says the

News 12 Staff

Jul 21, 2008, 2:05 AM

Updated 5,809 days ago

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Police are asking for the public's help to catch the person who fatally shot a man at his Mount Vernon home Saturday.
Police say someone shot the 31-year-old on South First Avenue. One witness says the victim ran down his driveway and took his final steps into a neighbor's yard, where he begged someone to call 911 before collapsing. The neighbor placed a sheet on him and tried to comfort him before police arrived.
Officers blocked off the home shortly after 7 p.m. during their investigation. The victim's name has not been released, pending notification of his relatives. The man died from his wounds at a nearby hospital.The incident left neighbors stunned. "I've been here for 32 years," says Debroah Viruet. "This is the first violent thing I can recall here."
The shooter remains at large. Anyone with information is asked to call 914-665-2588.


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