MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Three Mount Vernon residents were arrested Monday after Police Chief John Roland chased them down after a shooting in broad daylight, according to reports.
According to Newsday, Roland – an accomplished marathon runner – was driving near North Ninth Avenue and Valentine Street shortly after 12:30 p.m. when he saw Shane Jumbo, 22, fire shots and flee in a getaway car.
Roland and a nearby detective pursued the car and chased the shooter on foot when he made a break from the car down Eighth Avenue, police said. Jumbo threw his gun to the street during the chase, police said.
Jumbo was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal use of a firearm, all felonies.
Other officers located the getaway car near First Avenue and arrested the 23-year-old driver, charging him with misdemeanor counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer.
A 19-year-old involved was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of governmental administration.
According to police, the suspects are not affiliated with gangs but are familiar with known gang members. The motive of the shooting was unknown.
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