Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Prison for Fatally Shooting Innocent Bystander as She Walked Home From School



Defendant Shot Two More Teen Victims;

Pleaded Guilty to Second-Degree Murder

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced today that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree Murder in the fatal shooting of Angellyh Yambo, 16, an innocent bystander.


District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant was in a dispute with two men when he fired multiple shots from a “ghost gun,” striking Angellyh Yambo, 16, and two more teens who were walking home from school. His actions ended the life of a beautiful young girl and shattered the lives of the survivors and the families of the victims.”


“Since Angellyh’s death, her family members have channeled their grief into action by starting a foundation to honor her memory. They have met with elected officials and supported legislation targeting ghost guns and have attended multiple anti-violence events my Office has held. Through their work, Angellyh’s memory will live on forever.”


District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Jeremiah Ryan, 18, of the Bronx, was sentenced today to 15 years to life prison by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Rosenblueth. The defendant pleaded guilty to second-degree Murder on August 4, 2023.


According to the investigation, on the afternoon of April 8, 2022, in front 510 East 156th Street, Ryan had a dispute with two men and fired at least six shots, striking Angellyh, a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. The bullet struck Angellyh in her upper back, piercing her lung and pulmonary artery, causing her death. One surviving victim was shot in the left leg, and the other teen sustained a gunshot wound to the left buttocks. The victims were walking home from school when they were shot. The defendant fled the scene and was apprehended later that day.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Miras, Senior 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 Advocate Laura Ramirez of the Crime Victims Assistance Bureau.

District Attorney Clark also thanked NYPD Detectives Brianna Constantino and Edwin Ayala of the 40th Precinct for their work in the investigation.

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