New Rochelle man found guilty in shooting death

A New Rochelle man has been found guilty in the shooting death of an Iona College student. A jury in White Plains convicted Stivenson Desir,

A jury in White Plains convicted Stivenson Desir in the murder of 19-year-old Brandon Lawrence.

A jury in White Plains convicted Stivenson Desir in the murder of 19-year-old Brandon Lawrence. (2/15/17)

NEW ROCHELLE - A New Rochelle man has been found guilty in the shooting death of an Iona College student.

A jury in White Plains convicted Stivenson Desir, 20, in the 2016 murder of 19-year-old Brandon Lawrence. Desir is now facing 25 years to life in prison.

Investigators say the men were acquaintances and that they were out with a group of friends partying late into the night when Lawrence had an altercation with one of the teens.

Police say they went to Lincoln Park to fight. Desir, who was not involved in the fight, pulled out a gun and killed Lawrence, according to police.

Lawrence was found lying on the baseball field in Lincoln Park early the next morning. Officers immediately began administering first aid, but he died shortly after.

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