Homicide of 17 Year Old Leads to Juvenile Arrest

From the New Rochelle Police Department

On Tuesday January 25th at about 3:38pm, New Rochelle Police received a call of a shooting that had just occurred on the corner of 4th Street and Washington Ave.  Upon arrival Officers located a 17-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers administered First Aid and the victim was transported to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and succumbed to his injures.  



Suspect information was immediately developed, and New Rochelle Detectives were able to locate and arrest a 16-year-old male suspect near Glen Place and Beechwood Avenue, who was found to be in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.



This is an active investigation and the charges and any potential new information or developments will be announced in a future press release.

Both the victim and the suspect are New Rochelle residents and their names are being withheld due to their ages.



The City of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Police Department offer their sincere condolences to the family of the victim.



Anyone with further information on this incident is asked to call the New Rochelle Police Department at 914-654-2300.



UPDATE: Victim: Julian Oliveros, 16 years of age, of New Rochelle. Due to Juvenile arrest laws in New York State, the name of the suspect is still being withheld.  He was charged with Penal Law 125.25 Murder 2nd degree and Penal Law 265.03 Criminal Possession of a weapon 2nd degree.



Statement by Mayor Noam Bramson

“My personal thoughts are with the families that have been broken by this tragedy, and with all in our community who have been shaken by such a senseless act of violence. New Rochelle will continue working with parents, educators, and service providers to offer positive support to at-risk youngsters, while partnering with our local court and law enforcement to prevent youth violence. More broadly, this incident highlights yet again the destructive impact of our nation’s lax gun regulations, which flood firearms into the wrong hands and can transform any dispute into a heartbreaking loss. “



Statement by District 1 Council Member Martha Lopez

“Our hearts are broken. We just experienced a senseless tragedy that too many communities are facing today.  The scourge of gun violence must stop.  Why do teenagers have guns in our neighborhood?  Where are they getting them?  We must stand together as a united community and say no more!  Not in our community.”



Rep. Jamaal Bowman Statement on Death of New Rochelle Teen

Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. (NY-16) issued the following statement following news that a 17-year-old from New Rochelle passed away after being shot multiple times by a 16-year-old.


“Every time another one of our babies is taken too soon, my heart breaks for their futures that will never be realized, their loved ones who will miss them forever, and our community that will feel their absence,” said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. (NY-16). “We have to ask ourselves, ‘how much more of this will we tolerate?’ ‘How many more of our babies have to die before we address the root causes of violence?’ As a parent, resident of our community, and as an educator for over twenty years, I know what it means and what it looks like to provide wrap-around services and resources to families and students in crisis. Too often, though, violence prevention resources are not given to those who need them, and the resources that are provided fail to reach those who need them the most. The tragic death of the 17-year-old New Rochelle boy is only made worse by the fact that he was killed by a 16-year-old who was able to get his hands on a gun. The system is failing our youth at every level. We need to do everything in our power to support our youth and their families, address the mental health crisis, and put an end to the influx of guns coming from outside of our state and into the hands of our teenagers. This is unacceptable and cannot be normalized. In this difficult time, I send my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family and our community. I will continue working to put an end to these types of preventable and permanent situations.”



An Important Message from City School District of New Rochelle Superintendent Jonathan Raymond

I write to you with tremendous sadness as we mourn the loss of a young man from our New Rochelle community. I offer my condolences to the family and friends who are suffering the pain and shock of losing a loved one far too soon. My sympathies also go to all in our New Rochelle family who have known and shared in the life of this youth.


Violence has once again shaken our community, and perhaps reopened old wounds. An observation shared at our school board meeting last night was that this incident has cost two young lives, although in very different ways. We are also reminded of how interwoven our community is and commit to strengthening our safety net to catch those needing interventions to prevent such tragedies from happening in the first place. We have so much work to do. 


As a school district, we are mobilizing our crisis and support teams to assist those who may struggle in trying to cope with the burden of this loss. And, even as we deploy our resources to help with grieving and healing, we see how we will redouble our efforts to identify those at risk and connect them with the services and supports that can set them on a path to success. This must be a community effort and we will come together with our partners to create what we must. We are privileged to academically, socially, and emotionally educate and develop the children of New Rochelle.


This moment is a time of reflection, for us to lean on each other, and to collaborate in making positive change for our community.