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March 2, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Sheppard Adeghe (DOB 07/25/85) of 125 Caryl Ave., Yonkers, NY was arraigned today before Judge Barbara Zambelli on an indictment charging him with:

  • one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A-1” Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony

in the shooting death of Elias Flores.

On Aug. 10, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m., a car drove into the emergency room area at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers. The victim, who was suffering from a gunshot wound, was dropped off. Within an hour of his arrival at the hospital, the victim was pronounced dead.

An autopsy by the medical examiner determined the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound that passed through the victim’s arm and entering his chest.

Detectives from the Yonkers Police Department located the car that transported the victim to the hospital. Blood stains were found in the back seat.

Two days later, on Aug. 12, 2016, the defendant applied for and was issued an emergency United States passport. That same day he boarded an international flight to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From there, he flew to Edinburgh, Scotland.

In the course of their investigation, Yonkers detectives obtained information leading to the identification of the defendant, placing him on Poplar Street at the time the victim was shot and just before his arrival at the hospital.

On Aug. 26, 2016, Yonkers Police received a tip that the defendant was in Edinburgh. On Sept. 1, 2016 police there executed a Federal warrant and detained the defendant.

Extradition proceedings were commenced which resulted in the defendant’s return to the United States with the assistance of the United States Department of State and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The defendant pled not guilty.

His remand continues.   

His next court date is March 14, 2017.

The defendant faces a maximum of twenty-five years to life in state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Julia Cornachio and Assistant District Attorney Brian Bendish of the Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuting the case.

 

Sheppard Adeghe

Sheppard Adeghe

 

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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