The sentencing scheduled for Wednesday of Juan Soyos-Pixtun has been adjourned to July 19.
After for his role in two November shootings in the downtown Riverhead area, Juan Soyos-Pixtun, 19, is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court on eight felony charges before Judge Mark Cohen.
Soyos-Pixtun was originally charged with attempted murder in the second degree, among other charges, after police said he shot a man with a 9mm hangun in Polish Town a week after shooting another man outside the t on West Main Street.
Police say Soyos-Pixtun shot Riverhead resident Edgar Bautista, 20, with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun on Nov. 10 around 10:21 p.m. near Marcy Avenue and Pulaski Street. A witness identified Pixtun as the shooter. Police arrived to find the victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper leg, according to Lt. Robert Peeker. Witnesses at the scene told police that Soyos-Pixtun was the shooter, according to a police statement. The man's wounds were described as "non-life-threatening," police said.
Peeker added that an investigation revealed Soyos-Pixtun as the shooter in what they said was an unrelated incident on Nov. 4, when police said outside the on West Main Street at about 10 p.m.
Surveillance footage from the night of the first shooting allegedly shows Soyos-Pixtun in an altercation with the victim inside the moments before the shooting, though no audio exists on the tape, said Riverhead Police Detective Robert Boden.
He was arrested and and has been in custody since mid-November. An indictment unsealed on Nov. 22 downgraded the attempted murder charge to assault in the second degree.
District Attorney Thomas Spota said the prosecution is requesting seven years of jail time for Soyos-Pixtun. Soyos-Pixtun, an undocumented immigrant, is expected to be deported to Guatamala, his country of origin, upon completion of his sentence.
Soyos-Pixtun pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted assault in the first degree, four counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, and two counts of assault in the second degree.