Sept. 20, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Jamil Fields, fifty-five years old of Bronx, NY was arraigned on an indictment today before Judge Helen Blackwood and charged with:

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

On July 18, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m., members of the New York State Police and other emergency personnel responded to the area north of Exit 18B on Interstate 95 northbound in the Town of Harrison. There they found a twenty-five year old male victim on the side of the interstate being cared for by civilians. The victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, including to his head, torso and left arm.

Investigators from the New York State Police immediately commenced an investigation. They ascertained that the victim had been in a U-Haul van when he was shot, just prior to exiting that vehicle as it traveled northbound on Interstate I-95. Further investigation led police to the defendant who had rented the U-Haul van in which the victim was shot.

On July 22, 2017 investigators located the defendant who was still in possession of that van. They placed him under arrest.

The defendant pled not guilty.

His remand continues.

His next court date is Oct. 11, 2017.

The defendant faces up to twenty-five years in state prison.

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


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