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On February 28, at about 2:00 pm., New Rochelle Police Officers responded to the vicinity of Echo Avenue and Main Street on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers observed a male/black flee the area on foot. He was subsequently apprehended after a foot pursuit, and identified as Nasiem K Lopez, aged 22 of White Plains, New York. He was found to be in possession of a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun, and was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon Third Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Second Degree. It does not appear that this individual was involved in the shooting. A second individual was detained and released.
Further investigation revealed that two suspects, both male/blacks in their mid 20’s, one wearing a gray jacket and an orange hooded sweatshirt, the other wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt both fired handguns and fled on foot southbound on Echo Avenue. It is unknown who, if anyone, was the intended target, and no victims were located.
New Rochelle Police Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation, and anyone with information is urged to call New Rochelle Police at 914-654-2300