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Stanton Street Gunman Convicted of Attempted Murder

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Police canvassed the neighborhood following the shooting on Stanton Street in October of 2010.
Police canvassed the neighborhood following the shooting on Stanton Street in October of 2010.

A Manhattan jury has found Mario Rodriguez, accused in connection with a shooting on Stanton Street in 2010, guilty of 2nd degree attempted murder and other charges.

According to the District Attorney, the incident occurred following a fight between Rodriguez and another man on October 26, two-and-a-half years ago, outside 195 Stanton Street (near Ridge).  Prosecutors said Rodriguez shot the victim with a 9-millimeter semi-automatic firearm; two bystanders (a 44-year old man and a 52-year old woman) were also wounded.  Rodriguez was arrested two days later in Jersey City by officers from the 7th Precinct.  Sergeant Alison Esposito, Detectives Thomas Raab, Keith Flannery, Salvatore Tudisco and Jose Toala, and Police Officer Allan Taeza were all involved in the case.

In a prepared statement, D.A. Cy Vance said,  “Gun violence threatens the safety of all New Yorkers… In this case, not only did the defendant intend to kill one person, he also wounded two more bystanders, one of whom was shot three times and no longer has full use of his leg.”   In addition to the attempted murder charge, the jury convicted Rodriguez of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. He’ll be sentenced June 6.

 

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