WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man was found guilty after a jury trial conducted by Judge Barry Warhit of two counts of felony robbery in connection with the shooting of a four-year-old girl on a Yonkers street.
The conviction of Lamont McLean, 23, follows the June guilty plea of Floyd Bruce, 20, also of Yonkers, on charges of robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, all as felonies.
On July 16, 2016, Bruce was walking on Willow Street in Yonkers when he fired a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol striking the child in the leg. She was not the intended target. Bruce ran from the scene and the child was taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released a few days later.
On July 26, 2016, Bruce and McLean were on Palisades Avenue in Yonkers, Both armed with handguns, and approached two men in a parked car. They robbed both and ran from the scene.
The following day, Yonkers Police arrested both men and recovered a .22 caliber handgun that was in his possession and a ballistic test matched it to the shooting that took place on July 16.
McClean will be sentenced in September, Bruce in November. Each man faces up to 25 years in state prison.