Ken Dearden is the Chairman of the Board of Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District. He is also a developer who has had a hand in transforming the area. In a 2008 Eyewitness News interviewed Dearden about his use of Youtube as a way to attract tennis to his high-end rental building.
Emily Dearden is a psychologist with the NYPD and an adjunct professor at John Jay College. As for what happened in their house on Pondfield Road West, police are not disclosing many details, but the incident is not considered a home invasion, and detectives are investigating the possibility the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Both are expected to recover.