Bronx Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Drive-by Killing


Defendant Fired Shots Into Williamsbridge Courtyard, Killed Connecticut Boy


Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man prowling rival gang turf with a gun who fatally shot an innocent 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.


District Attorney Clark said, “Tashawn Bromfield was an innocent victim of the pervasive gang and gun culture that has devastated neighborhoods and families in the Bronx. I hope this prison sentence deters youths who accept violence as a way of life.”


District Attorney Clark said that the defendant, Reginald Goldman, 23, of 3541 Paulding Avenue, was sentenced today, June 9, 2016, before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Martin Marcus to 25 years in prison to run consecutive with a six year sentence that Goldman is currently serving. Goldman was convicted by a jury on May 16th of first-degree Manslaughter after a two-week trial.


According to trial testimony, in August 2010, Bromfield, a Connecticut resident, was in the Bronx visiting his father. Shortly after midnighton August 14th, 2010, Bromfield was socializing with friends in the courtyard of a building on Fenton Avenue in Williamsbridge when Goldman, then 18 and a member of the Young Gunnerz gang, yelled, “YGs up,” and fired two shots from a passing car. Bromfield was struck in the spine, heart, lung and stomach, and was pronounced dead at Jacobi Hospital.


According to trial testimony, Goldman and the other occupants in the car would go to rival gangs’ neighborhoods to scare them. They were in the area of the Young Bosses gang that night.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Lisa Davis of the Gangs/Major Case Bureau, and Jordan Hummel of the Appeals Bureau.


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