Deadly Christmas shooting suspect arraigned on 12-count indictment

Errol Hillary is accused of opening fire at The Mansion nightclub on North Third Avenue on Christmas Eve.

Errol Hillary is accused of opening fire at The Mansion nightclub on North Third Avenue on Christmas Eve. (2/16/17)

WHITE PLAINS - The man accused in the deadly Christmas shooting at a Mount Vernon nightclub was arraigned on a 12-count indictment Thursday.

According to police, 39-year-old Errol Hillary was thrown out of a late night party at The Mansion nightclub on North Third Avenue on Christmas Eve. They say the Bronx man was angry about being kicked out and returned around 4:30 a.m. on Christmas.

As security removed him from the club, Hillary allegedly pulled a 9 mm handgun from his waistband and began firing inside the building.

Surveillance video from outside captured the moments after the shooting and shows the club's security guards struggling with Hillary.

The club's owner, 36-year-old O'Neil Bandoo, was shot and died at the scene. Five others were shot but survived. Hillary was arrested at the scene.

Investigators say at the time of the shooting, Hillary was already facing an attempted murder charge in the Bronx. He was out on a $200,000 bond.

In addition to that Bronx charge, Hillary is facing 12 felony counts in the Mount Vernon shooting, including second-degree murder and five counts of second-degree attempted murder.

He has been held at the Westchester County Jail without bail since the shooting.

Hillary's attorney entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

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