NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police have arrested 4 men in connection with two shootings in New Rochelle with possible links to the shooting of a Yonkers Police officer last week.
Jerry Reyes was arrested on October 4th along with Nicholas Terico and Angel Sandoval for their role in a shooting at 62 Remington Place. Also alleged to be involved is Frank Valencia who remains in the hospital.
Valencia and Reyes were charged in the shooting of Yonkers Police office Kayla Maher on the night of September 25th.
Terico and Sandoval were also arrested for their involvement in another shooting incident at 19 6th Street.
The exact nature of the evidentiary connections between the four suspects in the New Rochelle and the Yonkers police shooting have not been disclosed. A request for arrest records was denied by the NRPD on the grounds that it was an ongoing investigation. No arraignment has been set, raising questions about whether the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office plans to file charges. Sources tell Talk of the Sound that the DA did not want to charge Reyes in the Yonkers case until high-ranking Yonkers Police officials expressed deep concern about a decision not to charge Reyes.
Sources not connected to the New Rochelle Police Department tell Talk of the Sound bullets were removed from a wall at one location that match a weapon in the Yonkers shooting.
UPDATE 12:18 PM: Warrant issued for Frank Valencia per the 62 Remington Place shooting.
UPDATE 12:40 PM: Angel Sandoval charged with Reckless Endangerment, given Youthful Offender status.
UPDATE 12:50 PM: Neighbor bear 19 6th Street says shooting on 6th Street involved two persons, alleged to be Terico and Sandoval, shooting at “a drug dealer” living in the building, 2-3 shots fired into apartment window from nearby traintracks at the end of the block. Police obtained security camera video to ID suspects.
UPDATE 2:17 PM: DA Declines Comment,"With reference to the questions posed and requests for information. This is an active and ongoing investigation. This office has no comment with regard to your inquiries"
UPDATE 2:20 PM: Neighbor on 6th Street says shooting took place about 2:00 a.m. on Friday September 22nd, firing came from dead end of street near Metro-North railroad tracks, he woke up, heard what sounded like firecrackers and thunder, when he went to work at 4:00 a.m. he did see police on scene, says he was told police were on scene at 8 a.m. Neighbor pointed out a bullet hole on side of apartment building at 19 6th Street.
UPDATE 4:20 PM: DA declines to file charges against Terico and Reyes, says Reyes’s attorney Anthony Mattesi.
UPDATE 4:54 PM: Another neighbor says bullet went through the wall at 19 6th Street, barely missing a sleeping two-year old child.