Queens Man Sentenced to 20 Years for 2021 Shooting Death of 25-Year-Old

NEW YORK, NY – On Saturday, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Edson Giron Figueroa, 21, of Jamaica, Queens, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2021 shooting death of 25-year-old Albert Serrato. Giron Figueroa pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree last month before Justice Kenneth C. Holder, who imposed the sentence to be followed by five years post-release supervision.

According to the charges, on July 24, 2021, Giron Figueroa approached Serrato from behind, pointed a gun, and demanded money. When Serrato turned around, the defendant fired several shots and ran away. Giron Figueroa later asked a friend to dispose of the gun. The case underscores the ongoing issue of gun violence among young people, and District Attorney Katz emphasized the need to continue fighting against illegal guns on the streets and in the courts.

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