March 7, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Frank Kwaw (DOB 05/05/91) of 73-83 Highland Ave., Yonkers, NY was sentenced to eighteen years in state prison by Judge Anne Minihan after having been found guilty by a jury 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 Avenue 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. Surveillance video that was recovered and placed into evidence at trial clearly showed that, at the time those shots were fired by the defendant, the street and nearby playground were full of adults and young children anyone of whom could have been seriously injured or killed.

Kwaw was remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections.

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

 

Frank Kwaw

Frank Kwaw

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