Unsolved murder: Reward offered in 2021 death of man killed near friend's vigil

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Reward offered in 2021 murder of man killed near friend's vigil
Westchester County Crime Stoppers announced Monday morning that they are offering a $7,500 reward in the death of Jeremy Logan. Sonia Rincon has the latest details.

MOUNT VERNON, New York (WABC) -- Authorities in Westchester County are offering a reward that they hope will lead to information and an arrest in an unsolved murder from June 2021.

Westchester County Crime Stoppers announced Monday morning that they are offering a $7,500 reward in the death of 32-year-old Jeremy Logan.

Logan was shot and killed while attending a memorial service near 266 South Fulton Avenue on June 23, 2021 just after 10:30 p.m.

Police say he was shot multiple times near the vigil he helped organize for a friend who was murdered months earlier on that friend's birthday.

Logan's family and city officials say someone has to know something or remember something that could be helpful.

His aunt spoke at a press conference on Monday and said her nephew was gunned down by a coward.

"This tragedy has become so normalized, I fear for the youth that think communication is now unnecessary and violence is the simplest answer," said Chynna Smith-Marte. "If we as a community not only stood against those killing our sons, but nurtured our children to love and not hate, we could reverse this path of destruction our young people are headed down."

His family says Logan helped organize the vigil for his friend, Warren Clahar, on his birthday, a few months after he was killed. Police say that's also still an open murder investigation. No one has been charged.

"We hear far too often 'oh the street knows, the streets know,' but what the streets know and what the streets will say makes the difference between rumor and justice," said Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard.

When Logan was killed, another vigil was held for him.

"It was beautiful, yet painful to see how loved he was and to hear all the stories of how he touched someone's heart or brightened their day," Smith-Marte said.

His family says Logan worked at Stew Leonard's and was known in the community for acts of kindness. Loved ones remembered him paying for an ice cream truck one day to treat kids in the community.

He had a child of his own and was killed before he would get to meet his now 1-year-old twins.

Of its still unsolved cases, the Mount Vernon Police Department says it chose this one for the county reward money.

"We feel that it has the best chance of being solved if somebody comes forward," said Chief Marcel J. Olifiers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 800-898-TIPS.

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