Man gets 21 years for Inwood home invasion

A man involved in a violent home invasion that left a young boy partially paralyzed was sentenced to 21 years in prison Tuesday. Tyreek Williams, 22, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to breaking into an Inwood

News 12 Staff

Jul 31, 2007, 10:24 PM

Updated 6,196 days ago

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A man involved in a violent home invasion that left a young boy partially paralyzed was sentenced to 21 years in prison Tuesday.
Tyreek Williams, 22, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to breaking into an Inwood home in September 2006. A shootout between the homeowner and three burglars ensued, resulting in 10-year-old John Ramano Jr. being shot in the eye. Ramano spent six months in the hospital. He is now blind in one eye and is partially paralyzed on his left side.
Williams, who was not the perpetrator that shot Ramano, expressed remorse at the hearing.
"I love kids," he said. "I don't wish that on anybody and it's something that I have to live with for the rest of my life."
Melissa Montalban, Ramano's mother, joined her son at the sentencing and said she'll never accept Williams' apology.
"He may not have pulled the trigger," Montalban said, "but once he walked in that house he had everything to do with what went on."
Raseed Watson, 22, is the accused triggerman. His trial will begin next month. According to police, a third suspect remains on the loose.


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