The Yonkers Police Department successfully arrested a suspect involved in the attack on an off-duty New York City Police Officer. The incident took place on November 14, near the intersection of Saw Mill River Parkway and Tompkins Avenue.
YPD officers rushed to the scene following reports of gunfire, subsequently receiving another call from a local hospital regarding a male being treated for a gunshot wound to his arm. The 27-year-old off-duty NYPD Officer and Yonkers resident was shot while sitting in traffic on Tompkins Avenue. Thirteen gunshots were fired at the officer from the rear by a suspect who promptly fled the scene.
Detectives from the Major Case Squad, Crime Scene Unit, and Digital Forensics Unit identified a vehicle linked to the shooting. With collaboration from the Westchester County Police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the vehicle was located in Port Chester, NY. The Yonkers Police, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, apprehended a person of interest without incident.
Further investigation revealed that the shooting was a targeted attack. The attack arose from a personal dispute between the victim and the suspect-30-year-old Bryan Martinez of Port Chester. Authoritizes charged Martinez with Attempted Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree. He currently awaits arraignment in the City of Yonkers Criminal Court while incarcerated at the Yonkers City Jail.
Police Commissioner Christopher Sapienza commended the Detective Division for their prompt action and collaboration with law enforcement partners. He emphasized the city’s stance against violence, especially when directed at law enforcement officers.
We do not stand for acts of violence in this City.