New Rochelle’s West End Teen Shooter Charged with Murder in First Court Appearance

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The 16-year-old shooter who allegedly killed a New Rochelle High School classmate made his first court appearance less than 24 hours after a fatal shooting resulting in the death of a 16-year-old in the West End of New Rochelle. Both were Male/Hispanics.

The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office issued a brief statement that the defendant was arraigned in front of Judge Helen M. Blackwood in the Westchester County Court (Youth Part).

New Rochelle Police issued a statement soon after the arraignment that the defendant was charged with Murder – 2nd Degree, an A Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon – 2nd Degree (Loaded Firearm), a C Felony.

Due to Juvenile arrest laws in New York State, the name of the suspect is still being withheld.

His name is Tommy Rivera, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

Bail was set at $1,000,000 Cash / $500,000 Bond. Bail was Not Posted. A Temporary Order Of Protection was issued.

The Defendant was remanded to Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry. At Children’s Village, Rivera will automatically be classified as a Special Education student. He will be housed in a “lock down cottage”. Rivera’s assigned teachers will teach in the cottage.

The case was adjourned by Judge Blackwood until Monday. January 31 at 2 pm, for a review of the accusatory document and a Youth Part hearing.

NRPD confirmed the identity of the victim, Julian Oliveros, 16 years of age, of New Rochelle.

Oliveros was shot 5 times after seven 9mm rounds were fired at him at close range, sources say.

Further details here: Shooting in New Rochelle’s West End – 7 Shots Fired; NRHS Student Shoots, Kills Another Student

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