FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR:
Monroe County District Attorney’s Office
47 South Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Rochester, NY- On Friday, March 18, 2022, 41-year-old Delon McNeil pled guilty to Manslaughter in the 1st Degree for the May 3, 2021 homicide of Jaquan Hill in the City of Rochester. Delon McNeil will serve 25 years in the New York State Department of Corrections plus 5 years of post-release supervision.
On May 3, 2021, Delon McNeil shot 25-year-old Jaquan Hill twice on Cameron Street in the City of Rochester following a dispute over the defendant’s vehicle. Jaquan Hill died immediately from the gunshot wounds. Two Monroe County Probation Officers were in the area for an unrelated matter, heard the gunshots and pursued Delon McNeil on foot before the defendant escaped. Rochester Police Officers arrived at the scene, conducted a detailed investigation and arrested Delon McNeil four days later.
The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant District Attorney Michael Robertson, of the Major Felony Bureau.
“Delon McNeil killed Jaquan Hill in broad daylight near an active community center,” said Assistant District Attorney Michael Robertson. “I want to thank the Rochester Police Department for their thorough investigation that led to Delon McNeil’s apprehension. We are pleased he is taking responsibility for his despicable actions and we hope he will spend the next 25 years correcting his behavior.”
“Delon McNeil violently took a life from our community and risked the lives of others by firing a weapon,” said Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley. “Delon McNeil had no regard for Mr. Hill’s young life, the lives of the victim’s friends and family, or anyone who could have been caught in the crossfire. This was a completely unnecessary death and now McNeil will face the consequences of his actions.”
Delon McNeil is scheduled for sentencing on April 26, 2022, in front of Monroe County Judge Vacca.