By Sasha Gonzales
A Bronx man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison for a 2012 murder.
Raheem Simon, 29, fatally shot Jared Jones, 23, in front of 928 Intervale Avenue, as he stood outside a party in February 2012, prosecutors said. Jones, wounded by two bullets, was pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital shortly after the incident.
Simon fled and was arrested on in April 2015, authorities said. A Bronx jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in April, leading to Thursday’s sentencing.
“The defendant shot and killed the victim, whom he did not know,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said. “I hope today’s sentence brings some sense of closure to the victim’s family who lost their loved one seven years ago.”