YONKERS, N.Y. - Two of the four men responsible for ending the promising life of 23-year-old former Yonkers resident and Oakland Athletics pro baseball prospect Michael Nolan are heading to prison.
On Wednesday, Tejmitra Singh, 23, and Darren Dawson, 19 were sentencing to time in state prison for their roles in aiding and abetting the shooting on Wednesday. The gunman, Nashaun Hunter, was also scheduled to appear, but his sentencing was rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 last year, Nolan was standing outside of his Mercedes in the parking lot at the Burger King when six shots rang out of the Toyota Camry being driven by the four defendants, with one of the bullets striking Nolan in the head.
He was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, and put into a medical coma before being declared dead on Oct. 9.
The shooting launched a joint investigation between the Yonkers Police Department and Westchester County District Attorney’s office that determined the shooting was “in retaliation for the beating of an individual known to the suspects and related to events that took place during a drag race two nights prior.”
Singh was sentenced to 11 years, while Dawson will be behind bars for 9 years, both for felony assault charges. A fourth suspect, Mount Vernon native Garth O’Neil is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday Dec. 1 on a felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon charge. Hunter faces as many as 25 years for first-degree manslaughter.
According to reports , a distraught Nolan family gave emotional impact statements about their lost family member in court and got into a verbal exchange with one of the defendants.