Nov. 24, 2021 – Peekskill resident Michael Jenkins was sentenced for fatally shooting and then robbing Mohegan Lake man Emmanuel Jordan in 2020, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced.

Jenkins, 22, was sentenced on Nov. 18, 2021, to 25 years to life in state prison. On Sept. 10, 2021, following a three-week trial, a jury found Jenkins guilty of Murder in the Second Degree, Manslaughter in the First Degree, two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, all felonies.

The victim’s mother spoke during sentencing: “I am repulsed, enraged and will forever be hurt that you, Michael Jenkins, walked up to my son and shot him in cold blood. You have scarred me, my family, friends and a community where my son was born and raised. You are a disgrace and a danger to our society.”

On May 8, 2020, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Jenkins met with Jordan, 27, on Paulding Street in Peekskill to purchase narcotics. During the exchange, Jenkins shot Jordan multiple times in the legs and chest, robbed him, and fled the scene.

On May 9, 2020, at approximately 3 a.m., Peekskill Police found Jordan unresponsive inside his car. Police, with assistance from the District Attorney’s Office High Technology Unit, investigated the shooting and arrested Jenkins later that day.

The case was before Judge Robert Neary in Westchester County Court, and was prosecuted by Bureau Chief Laura Murphy and Senior Trial Counsel Brian Bendish.


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