Yonkers, NY – Westchester County Legislator Jose Alvarado (D-Yonkers) is reaching out to the public on behalf of the family of slain deliveryman Martin Antonio Perez (pictured) . The 25-year old Yonkers father was gunned down in a stairwell last night while delivering a food order to an apartment at 50 Hawthorne Avenue in Yonkers.

“This is a senseless crime that has left a family fatherless a week before Christmas,” stated Legislator Alvarado. 
 
Alvarado said Perez’s family is heartbroken over his death, and in need of financial assistance with funeral arrangements. Donations can be dropped off at the Riverdale Food Center located at 352 Riverdale Avenue (corner of Post Street) in Yonkers between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

“These are people of limited means,” explained Alvarado. “Martin’s family is devastated and need help with the burial costs. I have known Martin and his family for several years. He comes from a family who values hard-work and respect for others. Martin Perez was an exceptional young man, who pulled his life together to provide for his family. He leaves behind his common-law wife and infant daughter. I am hoping that people will open their hearts to his family in the hour of need,” said Alvarado.

Perez began delivering orders for the Emerald Diner two weeks ago. He graduated from Lincoln High School and then attended Westchester Community College for a year. He also worked for Costco, Stew Leonard’s and as a customer service representative for Rick Magazine.