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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Mount Vernon Police Department Detectives Investigating Homicide

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2023

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


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tomani Turner, the 18-year-old victim of the shooting incident that occurred on Garden Avenue earlier today. Shortly after 12:30 PM, Mount Vernon Police Officers were dispatched to Garden Avenue and East 4th Street on a report of shots fired. Officers were also advised that a male victim was being taken to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives and Officers who arrived at the hospital located the victim, who is identified as 18-year-old Tomani Turner, suffering from two gunshot wounds to the torso. Detectives learned Mr. Turner was shot on Garden Avenue just south of East 4th Street. Mount Vernon Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are investigating this incident with the assistance of the FBI Westchester Safe Streets Task Force. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Tomani Turner during this difficult time. We ask that their privacy be respected as they grieve the loss of their beloved loved one. 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. You can also anonymously send information by utilizing the “Mount Vernon PD” app in the Google Play and Apple Store.

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