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July 30, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Jamil Fields of the Bronx was found guilty of attempted murder and other charges following a jury trial for the shooting of another man on I-95 in Harrison in 2017.

Westchester County Court Judge Anne Minihan charged the jury Monday and they returned with a verdict this morning.

Specifically, the jury found Fields guilty of:

  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B violent felony
  • Assault in the First Degree, a class B violent felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 3, 2019.

Background 
On July 18, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m., 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 man 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.

New York State Police investigators found the victim had been shot while in a U-Haul van just prior to exiting that vehicle as it traveled northbound on I-95. Further investigation led police to Jamil Fields of the Bronx who had rented the U-Haul van in which the victim was shot.

On July 22, 2017, investigators located Fields who was still in possession of that van. Fields was arrested.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Lana Hochheiser, Deputy Chief, Homicide Bureau, and Anne Stark of the Motions Division.

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