Thursday, October 08, 2020

Manhattan Resident Charged In Tribeca Shooting

 Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea, announced that JEMFFORD PEREZ, a Manhattan resident, was arrested this morning and charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition in connection with a shooting that occurred in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan on September 27, 2020. PEREZ was presented before United States Magistrate Gabriel W. Gorenstein in Manhattan federal court today.

Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “On a typically tranquil Sunday of last month, the streets of Tribeca were disrupted with the alarming sound of gunfire, as Jemfford Perez is alleged to have recklessly fired four shots in broad daylight at an individual who was thankfully not struck.  Thanks to the outstanding investigative work of the N.Y.P.D, Perez now faces serious prison time for his alleged potentially deadly conduct which put innocent lives at risk.”

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said: “We applaud our NYPD detectives and partners in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District for answering this unacceptable crime with swift and strong consequences.”

According to the allegations contained in the Complaint[1]:

On September 27, 2020, around 4:56 p.m., PEREZ was outside near 155 Franklin Street in Tribeca, when an individual arrived at the same location and parked his vehicle on the street. PEREZ armed himself, approached the individual, and opened fire four times at close range while an individual stood next to his vehicle, though the individual was not struck by the gunfire. PEREZ then fled the scene.

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PEREZ, 24, of Manhattan, New York is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. The statutory maximum penalty is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant would be determined by the judge.

Ms. Strauss praised the outstanding investigative work of the NYPD.

This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Jones is in charge of the prosecution.

The charge contained in the complaint is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Complaint and the descriptions of the Complaint set forth below constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.

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