Feb. 16, 2022 -- Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that New Rochelle resident Tommy Rivera was indicted for the shooting death of 16-year-old Julian Oliveros.

Rivera, 16, was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for Murder in the Second Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, both felonies. The defendant was arraigned on Feb. 16, 2022.

Rivera faces a minimum indeterminate sentence of 15 years to life in state prison and a maximum indeterminate sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.

It is alleged that on Jan. 25, 2022, at approximately 3:38 p.m., Rivera shot Oliveros multiple times near Fourth Street in New Rochelle. Oliveros, a New Rochelle resident, was transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where he died that day.

The New Rochelle Police Department investigated the incident and arrested Rivera.

The case is before Judge Helen Blackwood in Youth Part, and is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Catalina Blanco Buitrago.

The charges against the defendant are merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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