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Man arrested in shooting death of security guard

MOUNT VERNON – City Police in Mount Vernon arrested a suspect in connection with the early morning shooting death of a male security guard in the lobby of 241 South 9th Avenue in the city on Monday.

Authorities announced Tuesday that they arrested Dontan Jenkins, a coworker of the 47-year-old victim.

“We were able to have a suspect in custody and a deadly weapon off the street within one hour of the crime,” said Mayor Ernest Davis.

The president of the company that provides security at the Levister Towers Housing Complex, Sherwood Muhammad, said they were “saddened to learn that one of our employees had been fatally injured.”

He said Natures Finest Security has been providing “safe environments in residential and retail locations for more than seven years.”