Convicted Sex Offender Goes On Crime Spree – QNS.com

Convicted Sex Offender Goes On Crime Spree

A parolee went on a day-long crime spree that spanned three boroughs, allegedly shooting at and grazing a woman in the Bronx, killing an acquaintance in Jamaica, and raping a 15-year-old girl in Manhattan.
The suspect was apprehended late Wednesday night, and, according to police, was found in possession of a .32-caliber revolver.
Andre Shobey, 45, a registered sex offender, had been released in August after 18 years in prison for rape and robbery. According to officials, after Wednesday’s rampage, Shobey was charged with murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third and fourth degree. Additional charges are expected.
Shobey started out at approximately 10:45 a.m. Armed, he attempted to gain access to a woman’s apartment in the Bronx, at which point she called police.
He fled to a nearby building, allegedly trying to enter another apartment. This time the female resident tried to get the attention of a male neighbor but Shobey shot at the woman causing a graze wound to the head. She was taken to Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, and pronounced in stable condition.
Shobey then boarded a bus and later took the E train to arrive at his intended destination. At approximately 2:45 p.m., he reached the home of Geraldine Vincent on 160th Street in Jamaica.
Shobey purportedly went to Vincents house to drop off some money for his girlfriend, Latrice Hopaway. There he met up with Terrence Neal, 18, an acquaintance and relative of Vincents.
Upon entering the house, Shobey encountered a man with whom he had an ongoing feud. When Shobey announced plans to stab the man, Terrence Neal intervened to stop him.
Shobey turned a knife on Neal slashing his throat and stabbing him in the chest. A folding knife and bloody denim jacket were discovered at the scene.
Neal had been babysitting for a four-year-old autistic child who watched the murder take place. A short time later, a caretaker arrived and called 911. The girl was not hurt.
Ten hours after beginning his crime spree, Shobey arrived at his niece’s apartment on the Lower East Side. After visiting for a short time, he met a 15-year-old girl in the buildings elevator, forced her to the roof where he raped her and stole the $9 she was carrying.
Police tracked shobey down by tracing phone calls and acquiring photos from the various housing projects included in the rampage. When Shobey left his nieces building at 11:30 p.m, he surrendered without incident to police who had surrounded the building.
Terrence Neal was a student at Theodore Roosevelt High School; friends describe him as a quiet young man who was a positive influence on the younger children in the neighborhood.
Shobey, who was sentenced to 12 to 25 years in prison for a series of rapes and robberies in the Bronx in the early 1980s, was released after serving the mandatory portion of his sentence, earning parole points for good behavior.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Shobey may have committed additional crimes since his release.
Andre shobey will face a judge on February 6. If convicted, he will be sentenced to life in prison.

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