Defendant: Jamil Fields (DOB 09/12/61)

Sept. 3, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Jamil Fields of the Bronx was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for attempted murder and other charges after being found guilty of shooting another man on I-95 in Harrison in 2017.

Westchester County Court Judge Anne Minihan presided over the jury trial in July and sentencing.

Specifically, he was sentenced to the following:

  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B violent felony–20 years in state prison 
  • Assault in the First Degree, a class B violent felony–20 years in state prison
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony–12 years in state prison

He was also sentenced to five years post-release supervision on each count. All sentences are to run concurrently (at the same time).

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 before 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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