Suspect Arraigned in Mount Vernon Christmas Shooting

A Bronx resident accused of opening fire outside a Mount Vernon nightclub on Christmas morning, killing the owner and injuring five others, was arraigned Monday on second-degree murder charges.

Errol Hillary, 39, allegedly opened fire at The Mansion on North 3rd Avenue at 4:30 a.m. Christmas morning, after security guards attempted to remove him from the nightclub. Mansion co-owner O’Neal Bandoo was shot and killed during the shooting.

Hillary, who was allegedly angry about being thrown out of the club’s late-night Christmas party, was then tackled by security and managed to get away before nearby police arrived and arrested him.

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After the arraignment at Mount Vernon City Court, Hillary was ordered held without bail at the Westchester County jail and is expected to appear in court Friday, according to the Westchester District Attorney. He did not enter a plea.

In May, Hillary was freed on $200,000 bond after being charged with attempted murder in the Bronx. LoHud reports Hillary is expected back in court Jan. 4 in that case.


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