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May 24, 2016 -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty announced that Pedro Delacruz (DOB 02/15/90) of 70 Hawthorne Avenue, Yonkers, New York was sentenced today to twenty five years to life in state prison after a conviction by a jury on April 20, 2016 which found him guilty of:

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

in the shooting death of Victor Fitzgerald.

On July 21, 2013 at approximately 12:37 p.m., the Yonkers Police Department received multiple calls of gunshots being fired behind 80 Riverdale Ave. along with reports of a male down in the parking lot located behind the building.

Responding officers found the victim lying there unresponsive. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

After an intensive investigation conducted by the Yonkers Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, it was determined that the defendant approached the victim on a walkway between 80 and 100 Riverdale Avenue in Yonkers and shot the victim twice, striking him in the chest and the lower back. The victim died from internal injuries and massive bleeding. Both the defendant and the victim had been involved in a long running dispute.

The defendant was remanded to the custody of the New York State Corrections Department.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Heide Mason and Assistant District Attorney Nicholas DiCostanzo of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.


Pedro Delacruz

Pedro Delacruz