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Mount Vernon Police Deputy Commissioner’s Son Shot During Gang Dispute On Bronx Bus

Bronx, NY – The teenage son of Mount Vernon Police Department (MVPD) Deputy Commissioner Jeniffer Lackard was shot in the chest by a 14-year-old boy during a gang-related confrontation on a city bus late last month.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) said the incident occurred on a Bx5 bus near the Clason Point New York Housing Authority Development located at Metcalf Avenue and Story Avenue just before 6 p.m. on Jan. 21, The Daily Voice reported.

Investigators said the deputy commissioner’s 17-year-old son had gotten on the bus with a 10-year-old boy and two 12-year-old boys in Soundview, according to the New York Post.

When they reached Bruckner Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue, two other teens boarded the bus.

Police said the 17-year-old flashed gang signs at the two teens while exiting the bus, then asked them for their gang affiliation, according to the New York Post.

Sources said he then grabbed one of the boys – a 14-year-old – and attempted to drag him off of the bus.

Police said two shots were fired during the ensuing brawl, the New York Post reported.

One of the bullets hit Deputy Commissioner Lackard’s 17-year-old son in his chest.

The teen was rushed to Jacobi Hospital in critical but stable condition and is expected to recover, the New York Post reported.

Police said they located two .22-caliber casings at the scene.

Law enforcement sources told the New York Post the 17-year-old is affiliated with the Slutty Gang street crew, and that he has been arrested three times in the past.

An unidentified 14-year-old male was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the shooting, The Daily Voice reported.

He has been charged with attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm, assault, and reckless endangerment.

Three other individuals were arrested at the scene, but police released them after determining they were not involved in the shooting, according to the New York Post.

The teen accused of shooting the 17-year-old is allegedly a member of the Mac Baller gang, the New York Post reported.

Investigators tied him back to the shooting after they arrested him for threatening someone with a firearm during an unrelated incident at another Bronx bus stop, police said.

The 14-year-old has three prior robbery arrests, according to the New York Post.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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