YONKERS, N.Y. — Three of the four men charged in the death of baseball prospect Michael Nolan have pleaded guilty on Wednesday.
Nashaun Hunter was charged with manslaughter, and Tejmitra Singh and Darren Dawson were charged with assault, Westchester County District Attorney said.
On Sept. 18, 2015, Nolan, 23, and a group of people were standing outside a Yonkers Burger King at 826 Central Park Avenue when a black Mercedes loaner car pulled up next to them.
Six shots were fired from the backseat of the car. One of the bullets struck Nolan in the head. Hunter, Singh, Dawson and a fourth person, Garth O’Neil Cole, was said to be in the car at the time, the district attorney said.
The shooting allegedly stemmed from an attack on one of the shooter’s friend and another incident during a drag race two nights before the shooting.
Nolan was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He then remained in a coma until his parents took him off life support on Oct. 9, 2015.
“He went brain dead yesterday and we’re gonna do the right thing, we’re gonna donate his organs,” the victim’s father Jimmy Nolan told PIX11 News that October.
Nolan was signed by the Oakland A’s in the 2014 draft but had returned to Yonkers after an injury sidelined his baseball career. Soon after, Nolan was put on the restricted list for the minor league Arizona League Athletics.
The four men were arrested in March 2016. Cole was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Hunter, Singh and Dawson is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 12.
Cole is set to appear in court next week.AlertMe