FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2023
Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520
Mount Vernon Police Department Detectives have made an arrest in connection with the March 9, 2023, murder of 14 year old Zyaire Fernandez.
Shortly after 1:00 AM, on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, Mount Vernon Police Detectives and members of the FBI Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, located the suspect, 21-year-old, Tyrese L Coghiel, and took him into custody.
Zyaire Fernandez was shot shortly after 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 9, 2023, in the courtyard of the Levister Towers apartment buildings. He was transported to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
Coghiel, who has no criminal history, is being charged with Murder 2nd Degree, a class A Felony and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, a class C Felony.
Coghiel is being held in the Mount Vernon City Jail pending his arraignment, which is scheduled for later this afternoon. The prosecution is being handled by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
Mount Vernon Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the MVPD 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.