The man sought for the fatal shooting of his 34-year-old girlfriend in Tarrytown has been caught. The suspect, Cynelle Brown, 28, was arrested Tuesday evening by two plainclothes Port Authority policemen at the Bus Terminal in New York City. He was apparently in the process of buying a ticket to Delaware. Brown was turned over to the Tarrytown Police Department. He was unarmed when arrested.
The FBI had widely distributed a photo of the suspect to law enforcement agencies earlier in the day. That photo accounted for Brown being recognized by the Port Authority officers.
The shooting took place early Tuesday morning at Sleepy Hollow Gardens apartments at 177 White Plains Road (Rt. 119). With the suspect armed and believed dangerous, the situation caused the Tarrytown and Irvington school districts to go to an immediate lockout after being notified by the local police. Students and teachers were admitted but guards and police were at the schools.
Later in the morning, school districts in Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford and Hastings-on-Hudson joined the lockout as did other location in Westchester. Tarrytown police and a swat team from Greenburgh searched the Sleepy Hollow Gardens area, but did not locate the fugitive there. The shooting is reported to have taken place following a domestic quarrel. The victim, whose identity has not yet been made public, was pronounced dead at Westchester Medical Center.