Security Officer Dead after Halloween Shooting

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- A security guard died a day after being shot in the head and chest while trying to stop Halloween revelers from throwing eggs.

Neville Webb, 52, of White Plains, died Thursday night at a New York City hospital, where he was taken in extremely critical condition following the gunfire in Mount Vernon north of the city, said Police Commissioner David Chong.

Webb, a former correction officer, went out to break up a group of young men who were throwing eggs at cars and people on Halloween night, Chong said.

"When he went out to stop them it appears that one individual shot him," the commissioner said after the shooting. "This poor security guard was just doing his job."

He said police had some leads to follow in the search for the shooter. No arrests had been made early Friday.

Webb's son, Christopher Webb, is a candidate in Tuesday's Mount Vernon City Council elections.

"My family is grieving and his friends are grieving," Christopher Webb said Thursday. "That man would not have harmed anyone."


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