Oct. 13, 2021 – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Yonkers resident Jonathan Planas was arraigned on Oct. 5, 2021, for the shooting death of a Yonkers man.

The charges in the indictment include Murder in the Second Degree and four counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, both felonies. Planas, 32, faces a sentence range of 15 years to life to 25 years to life in a state prison.

As set forth in the indictment, on Oct. 10, 2020, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Planas and another individual were driving when they stopped, exited their vehicle and shot 20-year-old Yonkers resident Alvaro Vigueras Medina as he was walking on Lawrence Street in Yonkers. Planas fled the scene. Medina ran to the lobby of a nearby building, collapsed and was taken to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers where he was pronounced dead.

Yonkers Police arrested Planas on Oct. 4, 2021, after interviewing witnesses, reviewing surveillance video, and examining forensic and ballistic evidence. The FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force assisted in the investigation.

The case is before Judge David Zuckerman in Westchester County Court and is being prosecuted by Senior Trial Counsel Craig Ascher and Assistant District Attorney Marissa Morra-Wynn.

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


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