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New Rochelle Man Pleads Guilty To Bronx Shooting

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that TYRIEK SKYFIELD pled guilty today to one count of illegally possessing ammunition after a felony conviction.  The charge of conviction arises from SKYFIELD’s firing two shots at an individual (“Victim-1”), one of which hit Victim-1, on a residential street in the Bronx on July 22, 2023.  SKYFIELD pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Lewis J. Liman and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 7, 2024.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said:  “On a summer night in the Bronx last July, Tyriek Skyfield fired two shots from a handgun at an individual from close range.  One shot struck the victim in the foot, injuring him.  Today’s plea underscores an important priority of my Office: We will not tolerate gun violence in the Southern District of New York.”

According to court filings and statements made in court proceedings:

On or about July 22, 2023, at approximately 9:56 p.m., TYRIEK SKYFIELD fired two shots with a handgun at Victim-1 near the intersection of Needham Avenue and East 223rd Street in the Bronx, New York.  Surveillance video from a building overlooking the scene showed SKYFIELD brandishing a firearm at Victim-1 seconds before shooting at him. 

Photo from surveillance footage showing the defendant brandishing a firearm at the victim seconds before shooting at him

Surveillance video then captured SKYFIELD fleeing down Needham Avenue and onto East 222nd Street.  During a canvass of the scene of the shooting on the following day, officers from the New York City Police Department recovered a 9mm Luger shell casing from one of the gunshots in the yard of a residential building near the shooting.

SKYFIELD was not permitted to possess ammunition because of prior felony convictions. 

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TYRIEK SKYFIELD, 31, of New Rochelle, New York, pled guilty to one count of possession of ammunition after a felony conviction, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 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 will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the New York State Police and the Special Agents and Task Force Officers of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and he thanked the New York City Police Department for its assistance.

This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Adam Z. Margulies and Joseph H. Rosenberg are in charge of the prosecution.


Nicholas Biase
(212) 637-2600

Updated January 3, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-002