Shooting in New Rochelle Today – On Monday, July 3rd, 2023, multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency crews were dispatched to a shooting incident in New Rochelle, New York. According to sources, an officer with the New Rochelle Police Department shot a man today. As of the time of this report, it remains unclear the condition of the man and if any officer was shot. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are currently unknown as few details were made available.
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According to the FBI, threats of a mass shooting at a well-known sports bar in New Rochelle resulted in an arrest and criminal charges. Federal and local authorities announced in a news release that Jayleen Mota, 21, of the Bronx, was detained on Sunday, April 16, 2023, and charged in White Plains federal court with making threatening interstate communications in which she threatened to shoot up the Buffalo Wild Wings location in New Rochelle on Saturday night.
In accordance with court records, New Rochelle police were called on Saturday by a person who had received a text threat to “shoot up” the well-known national chain restaurant and sports bar on LeCount Place in New Rochelle from an unknown person who was later identified as Mota. Additionally, the text message warned that there will be a “massacre” and that “lots of people are going down.”
According to federal law enforcement, a following text message warned that “[t]odays a busy night because of the game DON’T TAKE ME AS A JOKE lots of people will die DON’T CALL THE STORE AND RUIN MY PLANS I’m gonna make the news.” Also on Saturday, the NRPD got a contact from a second person who had received a text message threatening to “shooting up” the restaurant and commit a “massacre,” once more adding that “lots of people are going down.”
The NRPD tracked down Mota using the phone number from which the threats were sent. Mota’s apartment was searched by the FBI and New Rochelle police on Saturday night in accordance with a search order, and both Mota and the phone from which she delivered the threats were discovered. Mota agreed to an interview after being informed of her Miranda rights, and she later acknowledged that she had sent five different persons text messages threatening to shoot up the restaurant.
Threatening interstate communications involves a possible five-year prison penalty, and that is the charge against Mota. The FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, which is made up of investigators and analysts from the FBI and various New York state and municipal agencies, as well as the NRPD, was complimented by Williams for its investigative work.
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