Mount Vernon Murder Victims 2016

Shamoya McKenzie

Shamoya McKenzie

13-year-old Shemoya was fatally shot in the head by a stray bullet while riding home from basketball practice on New Year’s Eve. Shemoya, an eighth grader at the Graham School was a rising star on her school’s basketball team who dreamed of playing for the UConn women’s team. .
UConn officially made Shamoya McKenzie an honorary member of the UConn women’s basketball program Friday, complete with a No. 30 jersey to match her number at Mount Vernon. A letter enclosed in a package ended with, “Once a Husky, Always a Husky.”

UConn

O’Neil Bandoo

O'Neal Bandoo

O’Neal was the 40-year-old owner of The Mansion nightclub who was shot and killed at his club on Christmas Day.

Wilbert Francis Jr.

Wilbert Francis

Wilbert was shot 13 times on June 10 on South Second Avenue.
Kyle Dennis

Kyle Dennis

Kyle, a 42-year-old man was shot and killed on September 18 at the city’s annual Arts on Third festival.
Charles Smith
Charles, A 42-year-old man was shot to death on April 17 near the intersection of Third Street and Second Avenue.
Felix Kumi
Felix, A 61-year-old bystander who was shot twice on August 26 by an undercover officer from the NYPD Firearms Investigation Unit near Beekman and Tecumseh avenues.
Jovelle Stewart
Jovelle, A 20-year-old man was shot to death while sitting in a parked car near 129 N. High St.

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