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Huntington Teen Guilty in Bloody Gun Murder

By Thomas Nothel

Ramon Lyons, age 16, of Huntington pled guilty to murder in the 2021 shooting of 21-year-old Luis Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez of Dix Hills.

Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced the “guilty” plea last Wednesday October 18 Huntington Station.

Lyons pled guilty to the Class A violent felony before Supreme Court Justice Karen Kerr. He is expected to be sentenced to 12 years to life in prison, and is due back in court for sentencing on November 13th. He is being represented by Suffolk attorney Matthew Tuohy.

According to court documents and the defendant’s statements during his plea allocution, on Aug. 9, 2021, Rimmer-Hernandez drove up to a location on Lowndes Avenue in Huntington Station, to meet up with some friends. As Rimmer-Hernandez stood there, Lyons, then 14, ran up to him and fired approximately seven shots from a 9-mm handgun.

Rimmer-Hernandez was struck multiple times in the chest and arm, and died from the gunshot wounds.

Lyons fled the location and ultimately ran back into his apartment, less than half a mile away. He was tracked through surveillance video and posted admissions to the homicide on his social media accounts.

“Unfortunately, the unintended effect of New York’s 2018 ‘Raise the Age’ law is an increase in shootings and violent crimes committed by young offenders, such as this defendant, who was only 14 years old when he took the victim’s life,” stated District Attorney Tierney.

“Gangs are increasingly using younger members to carry weapons and commit shootings because they know that these offenders will face lesser consequences,” added Tierney. “The murder of Cam was a direct consequence of this misguided ‘Raise the Age’ law. My heart goes out to him and his family.”


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