New Rochelle Man Fired Two Shots in the Bronx, Wounding Victim, Feds Say

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW YORK, NY (August 23, 2023) — A New Rochelle man with a prior felony conviction has been charged with firing two shots at a victim on a residential street in the Bronx, injuring the victim.

On Saturday, July 22, 2023, shortly before 10:00 p.m., Tyriek Skyfield fired two gunshots at another individual in the vicinity of Needham Avenue in the Bronx.

Surveillance video captured Skyfield brandishing a handgun at the victim seconds before firing one of the shots. One of the gunshots struck the victim in the foot.

After firing the shots at the victim, Skyfield fled the scene on foot and was picked up outside a nearby building by a white BMX X6 SUV a few minutes later.

Skyfield later traveled to a club in Queens as a passenger in the same car. Video surveillance footage from the club showed Skyfield presenting proof of identification and entering the club. The club’s identification records, in combination with video surveillance footage, indicated that the individual seen entering the club in the above still images was Skyfield.

After canvassing the scene of the shooting, NYPD officers recovered a shell casing from one of the gunshots in a nearby yard.

Skyfield was not permitted to possess ammunition because of prior felony convictions, one of which was a conviction for an armed robbery.

Arrest & Charge:

Tyriek Skyfield, 31, of New Rochelle, NY

  • Possession of ammunition after a felony conviction

What they are saying:

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams: “As alleged, Tyriek Skyfield fired two bullets at another individual on a residential street in the Bronx. One of those bullets struck the victim, injuring him. Thanks to the swift action of our law enforcement partners, Skyfield is now being held accountable for his alleged violent actions.”

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

NYSP Acting Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli: This case sends a clear message that senseless acts of gun violence will not be tolerated, and justice will prevail. Working together with all levels of law enforcement, we can and are making a difference in the fight to end gun violence in our communities. I commend our New York State Police investigators, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the NYPD for their swift and diligent work on this case.”

Skyfield will be presented this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.

The maximum potential sentence of 15 years in prison is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by a judge.

This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Z. Margulies is in charge of the prosecution.