Man with Greenwich ties sentenced in shooting incident with cop
GREENWICH — A 23-year-old man with ties to Greenwich won’t serve any time in prison for his role in a shootout with police officers in 2017.
Jerry Reyes was sentenced in Westchester County Court in New York to three years of probation for his involvement in a shooting incident that wounded a Yonkers, N.Y., police officer, according to the Westchester County district attorney’s office. Reyes is a former resident of New Rochelle, N.Y., whose address was listed as Greenwich in the latest court papers.
A co-defendant who fired the gun, Frank Valencia, was previously sentenced to 24 years to life in prison for the Yonkers shooting and another shooting in New Rochelle.
According to the Westchester D.A., Yonkers police were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on the night of Sept. 25, 2017, when Valencia opened fire. One of the responding officers was grazed in the jaw by a bullet. More officers arrived, and returned fire, hitting Valencia. The injured police officer was released from the hospital two days later.
Police said a loaded Glock 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun, with a high-capacity magazine, was recovered later at the scene of the shootout. Authorities said Reyes did not fire the weapon.
Reyes pleaded guilty in January to attempted fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced earlier this month in White Plains.