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Mount Vernon Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Shooting

Mount Vernon gang member Tyron McCallum will join Travis Clarke in prison. The case is pending against a third member.
Mount Vernon gang member Tyron McCallum will join Travis Clarke in prison. The case is pending against a third member. Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – An alleged Mount Vernon gang member was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty in June to attempted murder charges.

On June 17, Tyron McCallum, 26, who police said is a member of Get Money Gangstas, pleaded guilty to attempted murder in  connection with the shooting of a 65-year-old woman last year.

McCallum initially told police that he was a witness to the July 25, 2012 shooting, when 10 shots were fired from a Ruger into a car on East Sidney Avenue. McCallum was found with the gun a week later and was indicted in the attempted murder two months after that.

The victim suffered serious injuries, but eventually recovered. She was an innocent casualty in the gang shooting, police said.

McCallum was one of three Get Money Gangstas to be charged with the attempted murder, along with Kristopher Benjamin, 24 and Travis Clarke, 23. McCallum pled guilty to four felonies, including attempted murder, assault and weapons charges, police said. He faced up to 25 years in prison before his plea.

Clarke was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the shooting, while the case against Benjamin is pending.

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