19-YEAR-OLD BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER IN “DRIVE-BY” SHOOTING THAT KILLED AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER WHO WAS VISITING FROM OUT OF STATE
Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced today the arrest and indictment of a 19-year-old man in the death of a 16-year-old innocent bystander in a “drive-by” shooting on August 14, 2010 in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx.
Reginald Goldman, of 3541 Paulding Avenue, the Bronx, was indicted by the grand jury on two counts of Murder in the second degree and one count of Manslaughter in the first degree in the death of Tashawn Bromfield of Meriden, Connecticut. The grand jury also charged Goldman with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree.
Goldman is facing a maximum sentence of 25 years to life imprisonment if convicted of the most serious charge of murder, a Class A felony offense.
The charges in this indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The shooting occurred shortly after midnight in the courtyard of a building on Fenton Avenue near Boston Road where the deceased was socializing with friends. He was killed when the defendant allegedly opened fire from a passing car.
Bromfield was struck in the spine, heart, lung and stomach, and taken to Jacobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Bromfield was in the Bronx visiting his father and was not believed to have been an intended target of the shooting.
Goldman was arraigned before Acting State Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett who ordered the defendant held without bail.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lisa Davis of the Gangs/Major Case Bureau.