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Defendant: Dahjauntay Douglas (DOB 01/27/97)

Oct. 18, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Dahjauntay Douglas of the Bronx was sentenced to prison following a July guilty plea related to a Mount Vernon shooting.
Specifically, Douglas pleaded guilty to Assault in the First Degree, a class B violent felony. State Supreme Court Justice Barry Warhit sentenced him to 12 years in state prison followed by 5 years’ post-release supervision.

Background
On Oct. 4, 2018, in the early hours of the morning, Dahjauntay Douglas fired two shots on Gramatan Avenue, near West Sidney Avenue in Mount Vernon. One bullet struck a passenger in a moving vehicle. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was seriously injured. Mount Vernon Police obtained surveillance footage of the incident and arrested Douglas.

Douglas is alleged to be an associate of a North Bronx gang.

The Investigations Division Gang, Firearms and Narcotics Bureau Gang and Firearms Unit prosecuted the case.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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