Mount Vernon Police Department arrest suspect for A loaded firearm

Mount Vernon On October 22, 2020 at approximately 10:45 am. Mount Vernon Police Detectives Benny Gutierrez, Edward McCue and Ronnie Williams (ATF Task Force Officer), along with Senior Special Agent Robert Soukeras (ATF) stopped Dante McAllister in front of 227 Franklin Avenue. Mr. McAllister was found to be in possession of a loaded Smith & Wesson firearm secreted in his right front jacket pocket. Mr. McAllister was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Mount Vernon Police Department. He was then turned over to the above-named agents of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)Mr. McAllister is a 29-year-old Mount Vernon resident.  He has a prior violent felony conviction in NY and pending charges (including a violent felony for a domestic incident) out of Connecticut.  Mr. McAllister is a known gang member. 

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is urged to call the Mount Vernon Police Department Detective Division at 914-665-2510 or send an anonymous text message to (Text-a-Tip) by texting “MVPD” and your tip to 8474011.