March 25, 2022 – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Mount Vernon resident Akeem Palmer was sentenced to state prison for the 2020 shooting death of his roommate.

Palmer, 25, was sentenced on March 24, 2022, to 15 years in state prison, with five years of post-release supervision after his plea of guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree, a violent felony.

On April 26, 2020, Palmer shot 23-year-old Ryan Solomon during an argument in the apartment they both shared on South Third Avenue in Mount Vernon. Solomon was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where he died.

Palmer was arrested by the Mount Vernon Police Department later that day.

The case was before Judge Barry Warhit in Westchester County Court, and was prosecuted by Homicide Bureau Chief Lana Hochheiser.


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