New York man charged with murder 6 months after gunning down victim walking to get sandwich: cops

new york man charged with murder six months after gunning down man walking to get a sandwich
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Jun. 2 2021, Published 11:41 a.m. ET

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A 29-year-old New York man gunned down a 22-year-old man just days before Christmas last year, police say.

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On Dec.19, officials say Brandon Rivera, 29, shot and killed Joseph Evans, 22, in the victim’s Staten Island community.

According to the Staten Island Advance, the shooting was sparked by a dispute between Rivera and Evans and happened shortly after sunset.

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Evans was walking to a nearby deli to pick up a sandwich and was just a few blocks away from his home, police said.

Authorities said Rivera approached Evans on foot and shot the victim three times — in the head, back and arms.

Evans was taken to Richmond University Medical Center and was pronounced dead a few hours later, police said.

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The Staten Island Advance reported Rivera was arrested on May 10 and charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal weapon possession.

Rivera pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held without bail. His next court appearance is set for August, authorities said.

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