A 58-year-old felon will spend decades behind bars after being found guilty of attempted murder for his role in a 2017 shooting on I-95 in Westchester.
Jamil Fields, of the Bronx, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for attempted murder and other charges after shooting another man on the interstate in Harrison on July 18, 2017.
Fields was found guilty of attempted murder, first-degree assault, and criminal possession of a weapon in July. He was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision on each of the charges.
New York State Police officers were dispatched to the northbound lanes of the interstate between exit 18B and 19 at approximately 5:50 p.m. on the day of the shooting. Upon arrival, they found a 24-year-old man in a GMC U-Haul who had suffered injuries, including multiple gunshot wounds.
The investigation into the shooting led investigators to Fields, who had rented the U-Haul van in which his victim was shot.
On July 22, 2017, investigators tracked down Fields, who was still in possession of the van, and he was arrested. According to reports, Fields previously served jail time for a first-degree assault conviction.
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