Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx teen has been indicted on Murder and Attempted Murder charges in the fatal, broad daylight shooting of 16-year-old Angellyh Yambo, and for injuring two high school students.
District Attorney Clark said, “On a Friday afternoon the defendant allegedly fired multiple shots and fatally struck Angellyh Yambo near her high school. The shooting also left two 17-yearold high school students wounded, and a community devastated and traumatized. We mourn the death of this promising young woman and pray for the two teens who survived.
“The defendant, sadly, is also 17 years old, and he allegedly used a ‘ghost gun,’ a firearm made from components purchased online, with no serial numbers so that they are not traceable. These weapons are a major threat to public safety and are being used in crimes more and more in our city.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Jeremiah Ryan, 17, of the Bronx, was arraigned today on second-degree Murder, two counts of Attempted Murder in the second degree, first-degree Manslaughter, two counts of first-degree Assault, and two counts of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Naita Semaj. The defendant was remanded, and he is due back in court on July 21, 2022.
According to the investigation, on April 8, 2022 at approximately 1:40 p.m. in front 510 East 156th Street, the defendant engaged in a verbal dispute with two men and pulled out a firearm. He fired at least six shots, striking Angellyh Yambo, 16, a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. The bullet struck Yambo in her upper back, piercing her lung and pulmonary artery, causing her death. One surviving victim was shot in the left leg, and the other teen sustained a gunshot wound to the left buttocks. The three victims were innocent bystanders walking home from school when they were shot. The defendant fled the scene and was apprehended later that day.
District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detectives Brianna Constantino and Edwin Ayala of the 40th Precinct.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.