Security Officer Shot While On Halloween Patrol

MOUNT VERNON N.Y. Nov. 2 2007- The father of a Mount Vernon City Council candidate was shot in front of a Mount Vernon apartment building during Halloween last night, police said.
Neville Webb, 52, of North White Plains works as a security guard and was gunned down because he was chasing a group of young men who threw eggs at his car and other people in the area, police said today.
Webb was shot three times and hit in the head and chest, Mount Vernon police Commissioner David Chong said.
Webb's son, Christopher Webb, 28, is a former Mount Vernon Board of Education member who is running in Tuesday's council election as an independent.
“My father was a man of great stature,” Webb said during a newsconference about the shooting this afternoon. “My family is grieving and hisfriends are grieving. That man would not have harmed anyone”
The building where Neville Webb was shot - 630 E. Lincoln Ave. - is particularly troublesome to police, Chong said. Last year police were working in the area and large rock was tossed off of the building, striking a patrol car.
This is what police said happened last night:
Neville Webb, who lives in North White Plains but has family in Mount Vernon, was at his car about 8:50 p.m. when a group of kids were pelting his car and some people with eggs.
He chased them. One of the group shot him three times during the chase.
Police received three 911 calls. Police found Webb wounded. He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx where he is on life-support.
"He is in bad shape," said Chong. "This guy was just doing his job as a security guard."
"I'm angry," the commissioner said. "There seems to be a culture out there that doesn't realize the value of human life."
Detectives are following up leads that they have in the shooting and are looking for a group of teenage males.
Webb came to the United States from Jamaica, where he worked as a correction officer.

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