Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the sentencing of TYRELL LIVINGSTON, 29, to five years in state prison for firing a gun nine times in a NYCHA courtyard as he attempted to shoot a man who attacked him minutes earlier. On July 28, 2022, LIVINGSTON pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Attempted Assault in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.
“It is incredibly lucky that no one was injured when Tyrell Livingston fired a gun nine times in a highly trafficked NYCHA courtyard,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Bullets flew where just minutes earlier, children were playing basketball on a warm summer evening – thankfully only striking a building, a pillar, and a tree. This prison sentence holds him accountable for his actions, which endangered not only the life of the man he attempted to shoot, but the hundreds of residents of those buildings.”
As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea, on July 24, 2020, LIVINGSTON was attacked by a group of five men near the corner of West 19th Street and 9th Avenue. LIVINGSTON ran away and retrieved a gun from a drawstring backpack he left hanging on a fence nearby. LIVINGSTON pursued one of the men who attacked him and began shooting at him as he walked away. He fired a total of nine shots, striking a building, a pillar, and a tree, before fleeing the scene.
Assistant D.A. Karl Mulloney-Radke handled the prosecution of this case under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Erin Tierney (Chief of Trial Bureau 30) and Executive Assistant D.A. Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division).
- Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony, one count
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony, one count
- 5 years in state prison
- 5 years’ post-release supervision