Teen, 16, Gets 12 Years to Life in Fatal Shooting

A teenager was sentenced to 12 years to life in prison Monday for fatally shooting a man who was waiting to meet friends in Huntington Station.

Ramon Lyons was 14 on Aug. 9, 2021 when he shot Luis Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez, 21, on Lowndes Avenue. He fired seven shots at the Dix Hills victim, striking him multiple times, then fled to his home about half a mile away.

Lyons pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree, on Oct. 18.

He made admissions to the homicide on social media
before his arrest, law enforcement officials said.

“At only 14 years old, this defendant senselessly took Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez’s life away from him. My office recommended that this defendant serve the maximum sentence under current New York law, which is 15 years to life in prison,” District Attorney Ray Tierney said. “While courts
take a juvenile’s age into consideration at sentencing, we must never forget to consider the loss of the victim’s life and the pain that loss causes their loved ones. Our hearts go out to the Rimmer-Hernandez family and his friends.”


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