Yonkers, NY – On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at approximately 5:40 PM, members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to 240 New Main Street at the Premier Fashion clothing store on a report of a stabbing incident with the victim at scene and the suspect having fled on foot. First Responders located the male victim with apparent stab wounds to his chest and rendered medical aid; he was transported to a local area trauma center where he ultimately died of his injuries. At the same time, police officers began canvassing for the suspect and cordoned-off the crime scene. A criminal investigation was initiated.
Detectives from the Major Case Squad, Crime Scene Unit, and Digital Forensics Unit responded to the scene to interview subjects and witnesses, process physical evidence, and recover surveillance video. Investigation has yielded that the male suspect was involved in a physical altercation on New Main Street with a local cab driver; the suspect then entered the Premier Fashion clothing store and allegedly attempted to steal a baseball cap; he was then approached by the store owner who attempted to stop him; an altercation ensued outside the store on New Main Street when the suspect allegedly stabbed the store owner in the chest more than once and fled the scene.
Detectives quickly developed information identifying a person of interest. Within 24-hours of the incident, investigators located the suspect in the village of Elmsford yesterday morning and placed him into custody without incident.
Mayor Mike Spano stated, “Job well done by our men and women in blue for their work in apprehending this individual. Their swift and accurate work can now ease the minds of the area businesses and residents. We will continue to invest in measures that will keep our neighborhoods safe and secure to help prevent incidents like this happening again.”
Police Commissioner John J. Mueller stated, “Great job by our Yonkers Police Officers, Detectives, and Supervisors in apprehending this criminal in short order, who will now be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and face the consequences of his actions. I hope this arrest brings some degree of relief to Mr. Martinez-Campos’ family and community; and sends a clear message to those individuals who would perpetrate violence in our City, that the Yonkers Police is ever committed to quickly finding you, arresting you, and delivering you into the Criminal Justice System.”
The suspect is identified as Tyrese L. SHUBRICK, a 21-year-old resident of Yonkers Avenue in this City. SHUBRICK was booked on one charge of Manslaughter 1, a Class B Violent Felony in the New York State Penal Law; he is scheduled to be arraigned later today. The case is being prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. Yonkers Police Detectives are continuing to work the case and enhance the investigation; additional information may be released as it becomes available.
The victim is identified as Ruben Martinez-Campos, a 47-year-old resident of New Main Street in this City. The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Police Department offers its sincere condolences to his family, friends, and community.
Video of the stabbing can be seen at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLC4uRyYagQ