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Jan. 31, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Frank Kwaw (DOB 05/05/91) of 73-83 Highland Ave., Yonkers, NY was found guilty today after a jury trial before Judge Anne Minihan of:

  • one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony,
  • one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class “C” Violent Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class “C” Violent Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony

in the wounding of Jessica Scott.

On May 27, 2016, at approximately 7:58 p.m., the defendant was on the sidewalk in front of 73-83 Highland Ave. in Yonkers when a fight broke out between his girlfriend and a friend of the victim.

While the two females continued to fight, the defendant pulled out a handgun and fired at least six shots at Daquan Johnson, also a friend of Scott.  One of those rounds struck Scott in her left hand causing a fracture. After medical treatment, Scott still suffers loss of function in that hand.

A subsequent investigation by Yonkers Police resulted in the defendant’s arrest. Shell casings were found at the scene, but the gun was never recovered.

Kwaw faces twenty-five years in state prison.

He will be sentenced on March 7, 2017.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Julia Cornachio of the Superior Court Trial Division.

 

Frank Kwaw

Frank Kwaw

 

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