Tyquan Rivera, who was convicted of shooting Officer Anthony Diponzio in 2009, was released from prison a day early on Friday.
Rivera was 14 when he shot Officer DiPonzio in the back of the head. He was sentenced to a maximum of ten years in prison, and was previously denied parole three times.
Rivera is eligible for early release due to a state statute that says an inmate can receive conditional release after serving two-thirds of their maximum sentence. Rivera was due to be released on July 9.
Following his release, Rivera will move to an approved residence in Erie County. He will remain on parole until January 31, 2019.
In a statement, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision spokesperson Thomas Mailey: On July 8, 2016, Tyquan Rivera was conditionally released to Community Supervision by law and not as a result of a Board of Parole decision. Upon release, Mr. Rivera was required to wear a GPS device and DOCCS will closely monitor his activities to ensure full compliance with the conditions of his parole.