Mario Rodriguez Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Lower East Side Shooting

Press Release

On November 7, 2013 Mario Rodriguez was sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting and wounding 3 people on the Lower East Side in 2010, including 2 innocent bystanders.  He was convicted by a jury of Attempted Murder, Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and Reckless Endangerment.  On October 26, 2010, Rodriguez argued with another man in front of 195 Stanton Street, during which he fired a loaded 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol at the man, striking him in the torso.  The bullets also struck two bystanders—a 44-year-old man and 52-year-old woman –leaving one bleeding in the street.  Rodriguez fled, but was tracked to Jersey City and later arrested by members of the NYPD’s 7th Precinct.