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Tyquan Rivera To Be Out Of Prison In July

Jun 9, 2016

Credit NY State Dept. of Corrections

Tyquan Rivera, who was convicted of shooting and seriously wounding Rochester Police Officer Anthony DiPonzio in 2009 will be released from prison in July, and then placed on conditional release.

That's according to the New York State Department of Corrections, which says that under state statute, an inmate can receive conditional release after serving two-thirds of their maximum sentence.

Rivera was denied parole last January, so even after he is released to an approved residence in Erie County, he will remain on parole until January of 2019.

DiPonzio was shot in the head with a 22-caliber rifle in 2009 and went through intensive rehabilitation.

Rivera was 14 years old at the time of the shooting, and was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years.   The first part of his sentence was spent in a facility for juveniles.