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Mount Vernon Christmas Day Shooter Due Back In Court

The suspect, Bronx resident Errol Hillary, 39, was reportedly free on bail following a June arrest on attempted murder charges. Photo Credit: Provided
O'Neil Bandoo Photo Credit: Facebook

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The man accused of the shooting death of Mount Vernon nightclub owner O’Neil Bandoo on Christmas Day is due back in court Friday.

On Friday, “career” criminal Errol Hillary, 39, returns to court after being arraigned on a second-degree murder charge after he took out a gun and opened fire at the Mansion on North 3rd Avenue as it was clearing out for the night following last call over the holiday weekend.

According to police, the shooting took place after security attempted to escort an enraged Hillary from the club’s holiday party. Two of his victims were hospitalized and released over the holiday weekend. Two others were released this week, and one remains in stable condition at the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

Hillary did not enter a plea to the second-degree murder charge in Mount Vernon City Court on Monday and has been held without bail at the Westchester County Jail since he was apprehended.

Hillary had been arrested twice in the past for a pair of shooting incidents, and was reportedly out on $200,000 bond while facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a man in the Bronx earlier this year.

“The recent nightclub shooting in Mount Vernon, which claimed one life and injured another five people is just the latest in a very long list of terrible gun-related tragedies across our great country,” Congressman Eliot Engel stated. “I hope those responsible are met with swift justice, and I want to thank our brave first responders who quickly sprang into action upon hearing the chaos.”

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