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Yonkers Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Shooting

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A 21-year-old Yonkers man pleaded guilty in the 2011 shooting death of another Yonkers man, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Wednesday.

Andrew Barnett pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter, a class B violent felony, and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony.

The May 19, 2011 incident began as an argument between Barnett and the victim, Jhon Nunez-Lopez. Barnett left and returned to 160 Willow St. in the Nodine Hill section of Yonkers with a gun and shot him multiple times, officials said.

Police responded to the reported shooting and found the victim, who spoke briefly before losing consciousness. He was pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

An eyewitness told police he had seen Barnett in the neighborhood frequently in the few months before the shooting. He was later found in a 164 Willow St. apartment and arrested.

Barnett could face as much as 25 years in state prison. He will be sentenced Aug. 14.

Assistant District Attorney Nadine Nagler of the Career Criminal Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Virginia Marciano of the Special Litigation Bureau prosecuted the case.

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