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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Stabbing - Arrests made

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On July 2nd, at about 2:25 p.m., New Rochelle Police Department Officers responded to North Avenue and Huguenot Street on a report of a stabbing of an Uber driver. 

Subsequent investigation revealed the following:  An Uber driver picked up 5 passengers at New Roc City entertainment complex and shortly into their transport a verbal dispute ensued between the driver and a female juvenile passenger.  The Uber stopped to discharge the passengers and the dispute became physical.  During the physical dispute another female juvenile passenger stabbed the Uber driver in the chest 2 times.  The driver was transported to Jacobi Hospital where hospital staff deemed the injuries non-life-threatening.  The 5 passengers fled on foot but were subsequently stopped by the police.   Further investigation revealed that 2 adult passengers were in possession of illegal handguns, one of which was a “ghost gun” with no serial number and a high-capacity magazine.

Omar Gaines, 18 years of age, of the Bronx was in possession of a 9mm Keltec handgun and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree.

David Owens, 20 years of age, of the Bronx was in possession of a model P80 “Ghost Gun” loaded with a 33 round high-capacity magazine and was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree and Unlawful Possession of Certain Feeding Devices (high-capacity magazine).

2 juvenile females were charged with Assault returnable to Family Court.

The remaining male party was released as he was not involved in the crime.

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