A Yonkers man was sentenced to 23 years in prison today after he pleaded guilty to last year’s fatal shooting at the Nodine Hill section of Yonkers.
Andrew Barnett, 21, of Yonkers, was sentenced after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
On May 9, 2011, Barnett shot John Nunez-Lopez multiple times in the vicinity of 160 Willow Street.
Nunez-Lopez spoke briefly to Yonkers city police after they arrived at the scene, before losing consciousness. He was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx where he was pronounced dead.
During the course of their investigation, police spoke with an eyewitness who recognized Barnett as someone who frequented the neighborhood in recent months. Barnett and Nunez-Lopez had gotten into an argument that escalated with Barnett leaving, returning with a gun and shooting Nunez-Lopez several times.
Police were able to locate Barnett at his apartment on 164 Willow Street and arrested him.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nadine Nagler of the Career Criminal Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Virginia Marciano of the Special Litigation Bureau.