YONKERS — City police have charged a teenage suspect with shooting another teenager last week.
Yonkers police say 19-year-old Joseph Tejera of Yonkers was arrested by detectives and convicted of attempted murder and possession of a weapon.
Police said they responded to a report from a shooting on Woodworth Avenue shortly before 10:30 p.m. on October 26. When the police arrived, they found a 15-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to the lower body. He was taken to a local trauma center.
Police said their investigation revealed the 15-year-old was outside the scene with several others when the suspect arrived, displayed a handgun and fired several shots at the group. The 15-year-old was punched at least twice. The suspect then fled.
Over the next week, detectives learned information about the suspect’s identity. Tejera was arrested Wednesday at a residence in Yonkers.
Tejera was due for arraignment later Thursday. Detectives continue to develop information on the motive for the shooting. No other information about the shooting has been released.
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