FBI offering $15,000 for wanted man in Mount Vernon shootout

The FBI is giving a $15,000 reward for information related to a fatal shooting that occurred last week in Mount Vernon, New York.

They are still looking for a man named Marco Tulio Fernandez-Rodriguez because he shot and killed two people during a failed robbery.

Investigators released new photos of Fernandez-Rodriguez on Friday. They later revealed his full name and the reward over the weekend.

The shooting occurred shortly after midnight last Tuesday at 137 South Fifth Avenue. Law enforcement sources have identified the location as an illegal smoke shop.

The United States attorney’s office stated that a group of suspects attempted to steal from a warehouse that supplies products to smoke shops. While the suspects were threatening employees and customers with guns, a gunfight occurred between them and the warehouse employees.

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Police officers arrived at the scene and discovered that two individuals had been shot. One person was declared dead at the location, and the other person passed away from their injuries at the hospital.

Officials stated that one of the victims worked at the warehouse, while the other had connections to the suspects.

CBS New York interviewed a man who has been working on the street for approximately 30 years. He mentioned that he has heard gunshots in the area before.

“I’ve heard gunshots a few times in this area, but I’ve never really paid much attention to it,” Curtis Kiffin said. “I apologize for the occurrence of these events.” I found it surprising.

On Tuesday night, a few people were taken into custody near the intersection of East Fordham Road and Hughes Avenue in the Bronx. Five men were arrested by federal authorities for allegedly planning to distribute drugs, commit robberies, and commit murder.

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