White Plains, NY — Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that New Rochelle residents Tyquan Carcamo and Laquan Jones were indicted for the shooting death of 20-year-old Aaliyah Waiters.
Carcamo, 20, and Jones, 21, were both indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon, both felonies. The defendants were arraigned on November 12, 2021, and are currently being held without bail.
The defendants face a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
Waiters, 20, was shot in the head early on Sept. 25 as she stood with a group of people outside 237 S. Third Ave. She was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, where she died several days later after being kept on life support. Mount Vernon Police arrested Carcamo and Jones on October 25, 2021, following a joint investigation with the Westchester Department of Public Safety, New Rochelle Police Department, and FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, as part of the Gun and Gang Initiative, launched by the District Attorney’s Office in August.
The case is before Judge Robert Neary in Westchester County Court, and is being prosecuted by the Violent Criminal Enterprise Bureau.
The charges against the defendants are merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.