A Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force catches Career Criminal, wanted for 2013 Mount Vernon murder
'Outstanding work!' to all the Police Officers and Law Enforcement Personnel involved for catching this menace and his accomplices, who did everything they could to attempt to destroy the peace and calm of our city. The People of the City of Mount Vernon and of the Police Association salute your perseverance and determination. Good job guys.
An ad hoc task force of local, state and federal law enforcement officers arrested three gang members in a brazen slaying Sunday in a crowded Mount Vernon bar.
Arrested in the killing of Christopher Foe, 26, inside The Alamo Bar was Isaiah Hill, Donnie Dixon and Demetrius Price, all 24 years old.
All three are high-ranking members of The Goonies, a Mount Vernon street gang, police said.
The victim, Foe, was a Mount Vernon resident and member of the Get Money Gangstas street gang of Mount Vernon, rivals of the Goonies, Mount Vernon Detective Capt. Edward Adinaro said.
Foe was gunned down in the Alamo at 166 Gramatan Ave. after an encounter with Hill inside the bar, police said. His killing was the second in Mount Vernon this year.
About 100 people were celebrating at a birthday party in the bar when Foe walked in shortly before 2 a.m. Hill arrived a short time later. Neither were members of the birthday party, Adinaro said.
Hill is charged with shooting Foe twice, once in the chest and once in the abdomen.
Adinaro said the shooting was gang-related, but that the men were also personal rivals.
"It was a personal beef," he said.
Police quickly identified Hill as a suspect and launched a widespread manhunt for him involving numerous law enforcement agencies.
Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, Hill was arrested at 49 N. Broadway in Yonkers, Dixon's home. Investigators believe Dixon and Price had been sheltering Hill there. Those two men have been charged with harboring the murder suspect, police said.
Hill, of 14 Bushnell Place in Yonkers, has an extensive arrest record dating back to 2005 that includes charges of torturing an animal, robbery, possession of stolen property and reckless endangerment. He has seven arrests and eight criminal charges, four of them felonies. He has been convicted of seven misdemeanors and one felony.
Friday, Hill was charged with second-degree murder.
Dixon was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution.
Price, of 2255 Cruger Ave. in the Bronx, was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution. He, too, has a criminal record that includes two arrests since 2007, one on a felony charge and another a misdemeanor.
All three men are expected to be arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court, police said Friday.
The case was investigated by the newly constituted Mount Vernon police Major Case Unit headed by Sgt. Daniel Fischer. Westchester County police, the FBI, Yonkers Police and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office all assisted in the murder investigation, Mount Vernon Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Burke said.
"I brought every resource to bear on these people," Burke told The Journal News on Friday.
Investigation into the slaying continues.
PICTURED BELOW ARE ISAIAH HILL, DONNIE DIXON AND DEMETRIUS PRICE.