A Huntington Station teen has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney announced Wednesday.
Ramon Lyons, 16, of Huntington Station pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Luis Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez in 2021.
According to court documents and the defendant’s statements during his plea allocution, on Aug. 9, 2021, Luis Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez drove up to a location on Lowndes Avenue in Huntington Station to meet up with some friends. As Rimmer-Hernandez stood there, Lyons, then 14, ran up to him and fired approximately seven shots from a 9-m. handgun. Rimmer-Hernandez was struck multiple times in the chest and arm. Lyons was seen fleeing the location and ultimately running back into his apartment, less than half a mile away.
The defendant was tracked through surveillance video and made admissions to the homicide on social media,Tierney’s office said.
“Unfortunately, the unintended effect of New York’s 2018 ‘Raise the Age’ law is an increase in shootings and violent crimes committed by young offenders, such as this defendant, who was only 14 years old when he took the victim’s life,” Tierney said.
Lyons pleaded guilty to the Class A violent felony before Acting Supreme Court Justice Karen Kerr. Lyons is expected to be sentenced to 12 years to life in prison. He is due back in court for sentencing on Nov. 13. He is being represented by Matt Tuohy.