Labossiere receives maximum sentence

Queens man to serve 25-years-to-life for 2012 Elmont shooting death


A Queens man who was found guilty in March of a November 2012 shooting in Elmont that left one man dead and a woman injured received the maximum 25-years-to-life sentence, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced on Monday.

Wilfred Labossiere, 33, of Far Rockaway, was convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a jury deliberated for eight hours in March, and received the prosecution’s recommendation of a maximum sentence.

On Nov. 26, 2012, according to Nassau County police, Labossiere dropped his then 3-year-old son off at a home on Oakley Avenue. Shortly after he left, Labossiere called the home and got involved in an argument with his son’s grandmother about visitation, detectives said. He returned to the home and argued with the grandmother and Christopher Mullings, a family member, 29, of Roosevelt. The argument between Labossiere and Mullings became physical, according to authorities, and Labossiere drew a handgun and fired a number of shots, striking the grandmother and Mullings. Mullings died instantly.

Labossiere then grabbed the grandmother and drove her to a local hospital, police said, where he left her with hospital personnel and fled the scene. He was arrested later that day in Far Rockaway.

“While nothing can undo the pain and loss caused by Mr. Labossiere and his violent act, today’s sentence ensures that he’ll be paying for his crimes for the longest time allowed by the law,” Rice said in a statement.