June 6, 2022 – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Virginia resident Percell Ross Blakely was indicted for robbing and fatally shooting a New Rochelle man in 2021.

Ross Blakely, 52, of Covington, Virginia, was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, all felonies. The defendant was arraigned on June 2, 2022, and is being held without bail.

The Indictment alleges that on Oct. 14, 2021, at approximately 2:46 a.m., Ross Blakely forcibly stole property from and shot 62-year-old Andres Valenzuela on Main Street in New Rochelle. The victim was transported to New Rochelle Hospital, where he died.

The New Rochelle Police Department arrested Ross Blakely on Oct. 17, 2021, following an investigation, with assistance from the FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, the Real Time Crime Center of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, the Covington Police Department, the Fairfield Police Department and the New Haven Police Department.

The case is before Judge Anne Minihan in Westchester County Court, and is being prosecuted by Senior Trial Counsel Brian Bendish and 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.


Anna Young, Public Information Officer
(914) 995-3586