Pleasantville police arrest 18-year-old after Monday shooting

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PLEASANTVILLE - A Pleasantville teen was arrested late Monday night after a patrolling sergeant heard several shots Monday evening near the intersection of Ashland and Garfield avenues, according to a release posted by Pleasantville Police Capt. Sean Riggin.

Alexander Neewilly, 18, was arrested after an investigation in which police located a vehicle seen leaving the area of the shooting at a high rate or speed with no lights on.

The incident began around 6:30 Monday, Jan. 20 when Pleasantville Police Sgt. Mark Johns heard several shots.

He responded to the area of Ashland and Garfield avenues and observed a vehicle fleeing the scene with no lights on.

Johns gave chase, but called off his pursuit for safety reasons, Riggin said.

Pleasantville patrol officers and detectives recovered multiple shell casings from the scene, Riggins said.

A property damage report was not available on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Riggin said.

No shooting victims have made any reports to police as well, he said. No hospitals reported any shooting victims also.

Officers found the vehicle that fled from the scene about a half mile from the area of the shooting, Riggin said.

Their investigation led to the Neewilly’s arrest.

No charges were posted as of Tuesday afternoon.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information should call the Pleasantville Police Department at (609) 641-6100 for visit the Pleasantville Police Website at

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