Defendant: Christian Rodriguez (DOB 01/11/04)
March 11, 2020 – Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Christian Rodriguez of Yonkers pleaded guilty Wednesday (3/11) to attempted murder in the shooting of another Yonkers teen last June.
Specifically, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony, before Westchester County Court Judge Helen Blackwood in the County Court Youth Part. Rodriguez was indicted as a Juvenile Offender (JO) because of his age. Sentencing is scheduled for April 22, 2020.
On June 21, 2019, just after 5 p.m., Christian Rodriguez fired a semi-automatic pistol at another teenaged boy in the vicinity of Hyland and Stanley avenues in Yonkers. A surveillance video camera captured the shooting incident. Rodriguez and the victim knew each other and the shooting was a result of a dispute.
Other charges are pending against the defendant in Bronx County.
Assistant District Attorneys Brian Bendish and Daniel Flecha of the Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuting the case.