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Suspect Arrested In Killing of Mount Vernon’s Charles ‘Unique’ Smith

SirensMount Vernon —  The Mount Vernon Police Department announced the apprehension of  Bobby G. Jackson of 303 W. 122nd Street, New York, NY in connection with the April 17th death of Charles Smith, on Wednesday, April 20th, at approximately 10:00 A.M.  Jackson has been charged with second degree murder.

“Once again, I wish to extend my condolences to the Smith family,” Acting Police Commissioner Ronald “Ron” Fatigate, who replaced Robert ‘Bob’ Kelly said via statement released by the mayor’s office. “ The arrested individual has a lengthy record and several prior felony convictions. The Mount Vernon Police Department is committed to ending the violence in our community.”

42-year-old Charles Smith, known in Mount Vernon as ‘Unique’ or ‘Uni’ was shot to death the evening of Sunday, April 17th, approximately 6:00 P.M., near the intersection of Third Street and Second Avenue. About an hour after Smith’s shooting, someone was shot a half-mile away, outside Levister Towers at 241 South Ninth Ave. That victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, officials said.

Police had several blocks cordoned off between East Third Street and Union Avenue following the shooting.

“I commend the hard-working men and women of the Mount Vernon Police Department for their swift action in making an arrest in the senseless murder of Charles Smith. Special thanks go out to our skilled police officers who conducted a thorough investigation and, once again, showed how critical they are to keeping our streets safe,” Mount Vernon Mayor Richard W. Thomas said in the statement. “It is our prayer that the family and friends of Mr. Smith can take solace in the commitment of our police department to remain vigilant and deliver justice. Our community stands with the Smith family in their time of grief we are working to end gun violence in our city.”




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