WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for manslaughter in the shooting death of another man.
At about 7:15 p.m. on August 10, 2016 a car drove into the emergency room area at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers. The victim, Elias Flores, who was suffering from a gunshot wound, was dropped off and later died. An autopsy determined the cause of death was a single bullet that passed through his arm and entered his chest.
Yonkers Police located the car that transported Flores to the hospital. Bloodstains were found in the back seat.
Two days later, the suspect, Sheppard Adeghe, 33, applied for and was issued an emergency United States passport. The same day – August 12, 2016 – he boarded a fight to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From there, he flew to Edinburgh, Scotland.
Yonkers Police had developed information leading to the identification of Adeghe as the suspect.
On August 26, 2016, Yonkers Police received a tip he was in Edinburgh. On September 1, 2016, police in Scotland executed a federal warrant and detained him. Extradition proceedings were begun and Adeghe was returned to the United States with the assistance of the US Department of State and the FBI.