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Police Charge Man In Fatal Overnight Shooting In Yonkers Park

Robert Daniels of Yonkers
Robert Daniels of Yonkers Photo Credit: Yonkers Police

Police have apprehended a man and charged him in the fatal overnight shooting of a 29-year-old man at a park in the city earlier this week.

The suspect, identified as Robert Daniels of Yonkers, was taken into custody t and booked for murder in the second degree Friday in the city jail, Yonkers Police said.

Bronx resident Joseph Huguet was founded with multiple gun shot wounds in Doyle Park Tuesday night.

Over the last few days, detectives have interviewed numerous witnesses, canvassed the crime scene area for video, and followed up on field intelligence to develop a suspect, Police said.

Initial investigation has revealed that the victim and suspect were inside of the park when the suspect subsequently fired multiple rounds which struck the victim. The suspect then fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival, Yonkers Police said.

“Crimes like this will not be tolerated by the men and women of the Yonkers Police Department," Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said. "I commend our detectives for their quick action in making this arrest.

"My office is working closely with the YPD to make sure crimes occurring in specific areas are addressed to improve the quality of life for our residents.”

Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner cited the "tenacity and professionalism of our detectives."

"They worked diligently right from the scene and subsequently took a violent individual off of our streets in a short period of time," Gardner said. "This should be a warning for those who choose to engage in violent activity in our city that they will be held accountable.”

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