Man shot dead in Yonkers apartment, police say attack was targeted

Yonkers, NY – On Sunday, January 17th, 2021, at approximately 10:05 PM, members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to 54 Fairview Street in the confines of the 4th Precinct on several reports of shots fired with a male down. Upon arrival officers discovered an unresponsive male victim down on the floor in the first-floor hallway with multiple apparent gunshot wounds to his torso. First Responders immediately rendered medical aid to the victim; he was transported to a local area trauma center where he ultimately died from his injuries. Police cordoned-off the area and a criminal investigation was initiated.

Detectives from the Major Case Squad and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to interview subjects and witnesses, recover surveillance video, and process forensic and ballistic evidence. Preliminary investigation thus far has yielded that a suspect approached the victim in the first-floor hallway of the building and fired multiple gunshots in his direction, striking the victim multiple times. The victim collapsed at scene and the suspect fled the location. Detectives are currently and actively working the case to develop information, identify the perpetrator, and effect an arrest; investigators believe that the victim was targeted and that this incident was not a random event.

The victim is identified as Joseph Pichardo, a 24-year-old resident of Main Street this City. The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Police Department offers its sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724 – all calls will remain confidential. 100% anonymous tips can be sent by texting the key word YPD plus the tip to 847411. Anonymous tips can also be sent to us directly through the Yonkers PD Tips app which can be downloaded for free to any Apple or Android device.