Yonkers police arrest Bronx man in homicide investigation

William Pryor allegedly shot and killed his roommate in March this year

On July 1, Yonkers Police Commissioner Chris Sapienza announced the arrest of William PRYOR (22) of Bronx, NY in connection with a homicide investigation.

On March 3, 2022, Yonkers police officers and detectives responded to 284 Riverdale Avenue in Yonkers, NY to a report of a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, police units found a man, later identified as Marquis Muniz (29) of Yonkers, NY, dead in the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds apparent. A crime scene has been established and a homicide investigation has been opened.

The investigation revealed that Muniz had a roommate, PRYOR, and an argument ensued and Muniz was shot. It was also determined that PRYOR stole Muniz’s phone during the incident.

On June 30, 2022, Yonkers Police Detectives with the assistance of Peekskill Police
Department and the United States Marshall’s Service located PRYOR leaving a residence in
Montrose, NY. PRYOR was subsequently placed under arrest without incident.

PRYOR was indicted by a Westchester County grand jury for 2nd degree murder, two
counts of 2nd degree felony possession of a weapon and petty larceny. July 1,
2022, PRYOR was brought before Judge Susan Cacace in Westchester County Court and is
currently being held without bail. The case is being prosecuted by Westchester County
Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Commissioner Chris Sapienza said, “The incredible work of our police officers in Yonkers and
Detectives both in the initial response to this incident and in the long and tedious
investigation that took place in the months that followed. Thanks to our law
Enforcement partners in Peekskill and with the US Marshall’s Service for your assistance
to help us apprehend the perpetrator of this heinous and violent crime. Yonkers Police
The Department will work tirelessly to combat all violent crime and apprehend
perpetrators who wish to commit these acts in this city.


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