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Requesting Assistance with Stabbing Death Investigation on 2/11/23


Mount Vernon Police Seek Assistance with Stabbing Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 15, 2023

Contact:  Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520


Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police Department are seeking assistance in the investigation into the murder of a 19-year-old man on Saturday, February 11, 2023.


At around 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2023, Mount Vernon Police responded to the area of East Lincoln Av and North Columbus Av for a report of a man lying on the curb in the area.  When officers arrived on scene, they found 19-year-old, Sergey Tonkovid, suffering from a stab wound to his chest.  Tonkovid was rushed to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital but ultimately, he succumbed to his wounds.


Mount Vernon Detectives are asking that anyone that was in the area of North Columbus Av and East Lincoln Av on February 11, 2023, between 3:30 PM and 4:15 PM contact them.  Additionally, the Detectives are seeking to review any video that may have been captured in that area and time frame, especially video from “dashboard cameras” in vehicles that passed through the area.  


If you were in that area during the time please contact the Mount Vernon Police Department, Detective Division at 914-665-2510, all calls will be kept confidential.

You can also submit an anonymous tip via our “Text-A-Tip” by texting “MVPD” and your tip to 847411 or alternatively you can use the ‘Mount Vernon PD’ app, available via the Google Store or Apple App Store, to send an anonymous tip. 

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