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Mount Vernon man indicted in murder of Shamoya McKenzie

Hardy


McKenzie, an aspiring
basketball star

WHITE PLAINS – Mount Vernon resident David Hardy, 21, was indicted in Westchester County on a murder charge in the shooting death of Shamoya McKenzie, 13, the schoolgirl who was struck by a stray bullet as she rode in her mother’s car on the afternoon of December 31, 2016.

She was hit in the head by a single bullet and died a short time later.

An intense investigation by the FBI, Mount Vernon Police and Westchester County District Attorney’s Office led to Hardy’s arrest this past January.   He was arraigned in Westchester County Court on charges of murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, all as felonies.

Hardy had fired three shots at a rival gang member with two bullets striking that man and the fatal slug striking McKenzie, who was not an intended target.

If convicted, Hardy could face up to 25 years to life in state prison.

 


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