Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Fatal Shooting



Defendant Pleaded Guilty to First-Degree Manslaughter



          Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for a fatal shooting that occurred at a basketball court in Fordham Heights.


        District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant shot and killed the victim after a dispute. The defendant will now spend more than two decades in prison for this senseless shooting.”


             District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Marquis Tanner, 30, last of 365 East 184th Street, was sentenced today to 22 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Lester Adler. The defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree Manslaughter on March 23, 2022.


According to the investigation, at approximately 9:00 p.m. on December 26, 2020 at a basketball court at 365 East 183rd Street, the defendant argued with Alexandria Winchester, 24, and shot the victim once in the neck. Winchester was pronounced dead at the scene and the defendant fled. The shooting was captured on surveillance video. The defendant was arrested on December 29, 2020 and identified himself on the surveillance video. He also confessed to the killing, saying he shot Winchester over a scam.


          The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Miras, Counsel in the Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and under the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division.


          District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Indiana McGowan-Anderson of the 46th Precinct Squad and NYPD Detective Patrick Sullivan of the Bronx Homicide Squad for their work in the investigation.

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