Help Identify An Assault Suspect

Published on December 18, 2018, 10:59 am
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The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 40 Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Monday December 17, 2018, at approximately 1413 hours, aboard a westbound BX2 MTA bus, the individual slashed the two female victims (a 22-year-old and a 20-year-old) with an unknown sharp object following a verbal dispute that turned into a physical altercation. The 22-year-old suffered lacerations to her face and head and the 20-year-old suffered a laceration to her left arm. Both victims exited the bus at East 149 Street and Morris Avenue and ran to Lincoln Medical Center where they sought medical care. The individual also exited the bus at that location and fled the scene inside of a green SUV taxi, westbound on East 149 Street.

The individual is described as a female, black, 30 to 35 years old, 5’7″ to 5’9″, with eyeglasses; last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, a black waist-length coat, black pants, black and white sneakers and she carried a black shoulder purse and a small white dog.

A photo of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers’ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


*** UPDATE ***

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following individual has been arrested and charged:

Shekema Young, 38
1049 E. 233 Street
Bronx, NY 10466



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