Jerome Wilson Pleads Guilty to Shooting Death of Chazz Mitchell

On Tuesday May 30th, 28-year-old Yonkers man, Jerome Wilson, plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter of Chazz Mitchell.

Jerome Wilson
Arrest of Jerome Wilson – Credit: Yonkers Police Department

The incident unfolded on August 25th, 2020 when officers from the Yonkers Police Department (YPD) responded to a call at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center. They were informed that a 25-year-old man, Chazz Mitchell, had been shot in the abdomen on Oak street around 4pm. While Mitchell was in critical condition when police arrived, he shortly succumbed to his injuries.

After months of intensive investigation, the YPD announced on April 4th that Jerome Wilson had been traced to Charlotte, North Carolina. A joint operation conducted by the FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office proceeded to arrest Wilson.

Soon after, Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah announced that Wilson was indicted by a grand jury on multiple felonies. These charges originally included second-degree murder, manslaughter, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled weapon.

A Westchester County Court will sentence Jerome Wilson for his admitted crime of second-degree manslaughter this July. His guilty plea will likely deliver him a prison sentence of 15 years.

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