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Ossining Shooter Turns Himself In

Mario Mieles, 30
Mario Mieles, 30

An Ossining man is now behind bars in connection with a shooting in that city Sunday morning.

Police say Mario Mieles turned himself in Thursday afternoon.

The 30-year-old is charged with assault and was taken to the Westchester County Jail.

His arrest comes after a man was shot outside the Cortlandt Ridge apartment complex on Van Cortlandt Street. “During our investigation, we come to find that the suspect and victim were known to each other so it’s not a random act of violence. Wednesday, the suspect’s attorney contacted police headquarters and he turned himself in on Thursday,” says Ossining Police Lt. Jeff Giorgio.

Police say the victim is still in the hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive.

This shooting happened less than two weeks after 21-year-old Greg Jackson was stabbed to death in Ossining, not far from the police station. Police arrested a suspect in that case last week, and say the two incidents are not connected but police say they have increased patrols in Ossining in light of the recent violence. “It is rare to have incidents like this so close together; it’s something that we take seriously and we put all of our effort into it; a lot of hours into these cases, it’s not something that we can very often so we put everything into it when we get it,” says Giorgio.