YONKERS, N.Y. – A Yonkers man was sentenced to 23 years in state prison Tuesday after admitting to fatally shooting another man during an argument last year.
Andrew Barnett, 22, of 80 School St., told police he was the gunman who pulled the trigger in the shooting killed Jhon Nunez-Lopez. Barnett pleaded guilty in June to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies, the Westchester District Attorney’s office announced.
The charges stemmed from a May 19, 2011 incident in the Nodine Hill section of the city. Yonkers police said they responded to reports of a shooting near Willow Street just after 9:40 p.m. where they found the victim had been shot multiple times, the District Attorney's Office said.
Nunez-Lopez spoke briefly to police before losing consciousness and later died at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Police said they later learned Barnett and Nunez-Lopez had argued before Barnett left and returned with a gun and shot the victim several times.
Police searched the neighborhood and found Barnett in an apartment at 164 Willow St. He was arrested before later admitting to the shooting.