Binghamton Drive-By Shooter to Get Ten Years
A Binghamton man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on Murray Street.
Prosecutors say 29-year-old Jeffrey Sanchez-Pica entered the plea in Broome County Court Tuesday. Under the plea deal, he is to be sentence to ten years in prison followed by five years parole.
Authorities arrested Sanchez-Pica and his brother, 27-year-old Miguel Erazo-Pica, in connection with a daytime shooting on the afternoon of May 23, 2016.
Investigators said several shots were fired near 200 Murray Street as young children were playing nearby. At least one parked car was damaged in the shooting.
Police said the two men drove away from the area in an SUV. Detectives said the shooting was in retaliation for an earlier incident.
Erazo-Pica also originally was charged with attempted murder in the case. He pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment last October and was sentenced to one year in Broome County Jail.
Sanchez-Pica is scheduled to be sentenced on March 29.
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