Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the sentencing of ANDREW YOUNG, 32, to 11 years in state prison for repeatedly stabbing a 32-year-old man in West Harlem following a verbal dispute. A New York Supreme Court jury found YOUNG guilty of one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, one count of Assault in the Second Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree and one count of Resisting Arrest on May 26, 2023.
“Andrew Young repeatedly stabbed an unarmed, defenseless man in an attack.” said District Attorney Bragg. “Resorting to violence to settle disputes can lead to significant injuries for individual victims, while also destabilizing our neighborhoods as a whole. I thank our prosecutors for their excellent work in securing this conviction and seeking justice.”
As proven at trial, YOUNG and the victim were acquainted through the neighborhood they both lived in. On February 19, 2022, YOUNG and the victim got into a verbal dispute for several minutes in front of a deli at 3377 Broadway. At approximately 10:43 p.m., during their argument, YOUNG took a knife from his pocket and briefly hid it behind his back. He then stabbed the victim approximately 12 times in the torso and buttocks.
The victim ran into the deli for safety as YOUNG waited on the other side of the door, with the knife in his hand, for him to come out. As the victim held the door shut, YOUNG attempted to pull it open and made multiple attempts to charge at the victim when he would try to leave the deli.
After several failed attempts to attack the victim, YOUNG eventually fled the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
On June 30, 2022, police officers spotted YOUNG on the street and approached him. When they attempted to place him under arrest, he briefly broke free and ran away until officers caught him.
Assistant D.A.s Michael Kelley and Christy Li are handled the prosecution of this case under the supervision of David Hammer (Chief of Trial Bureau 70), Sara Sullivan (Deputy Bureau Chief), Al Peterson (Senior Trial Counsel), Dafna Yoran (Senior Trial Counsel), Peter Casolaro (Senior Trial Counsel) and Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division). Digital Evidence Analyst Anastasia Trico assisted with the case under the supervision of Senior Digital Evidence Analyst Sasha Hodson. Paralegal Grace Shrestha, Investigative Analyst Henry Brody, Laura Estevez of the High Technology Analyst Unit and Visual Evidence Photographer Yakov Mantelman all assisted with the case.
D.A. Bragg thanked the NYPD, in particular Detectives Adam Kreitzberg and Anthony Lamberti of the 30th Precinct, Luis Fernandez of the 26th Precinct, formerly the 30th Precinct, Sergeant Michael Woloski, formerly the 30th Precinct, Police Officers Rafael Melendez and Luigi Campoli of the 30th Precinct. He also thanked Doctor Koji Park of Mount Sinai.
New York, NY
- Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony, one count
- Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, one count
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class D felony, one count
- Resisting Arrest, a class A misdemeanor, one count
- 11 years in state prison, 5 years post-release supervision