April 20, 2023 - Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced today that a Yonkers man was sentenced to 10 years in state prison, with three years of postrelease supervision, for a July 2022 shooting in Yonkers that injured three.

DA Rocah said: “This defendant unleashed a torrent of gunfire on a crowd of people enjoying a summer night last year, and terrorized a community that had endured another shooting just hours before, and multiple other shootings earlier that week. We are thankful that a dangerous gunman has been removed from our streets and justice has been served.”

On March 2, 2023, the defendant, Jaquan Henderson, 23, pleaded guilty to Assault in the First Degree, a felony, for shooting three individuals after firing 11 rounds of a 9mm pistol at a group of people on School Street in Yonkers at approximately 10:45 p.m. on July 16, 2022. The shooting was captured on surveillance video.

The three victims sustained gunshot wounds and received emergency treatment at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

After fleeing the state, the defendant was apprehended in Lithonia, Georgia, on August 3, 2022, by the FBI’s Atlanta Metro Major Offender Task Force, following a joint investigation by the Yonkers Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office and the FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force. The Westchester County Department of Public Safety assisted Yonkers police with the arrest.

The case was before Judge George Fufidio in Westchester County Court, and was prosecuted by the Violent Criminal Enterprise Bureau of the Trials and Investigations Division.


Anna Young, Public Information Officer
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