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Yonkers Man Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder Following Shooting

Yonkers resident Frank Kwaw, 25.
Yonkers resident Frank Kwaw, 25. Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

YONKERS, N.Y. - A Yonkers man has been found guilty of attempted murder for his role in a shooting that left a woman without complete function of her left hand after more than six months.

On Tuesday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that Yonkers resident Frank Kwaw, 25, was found guilty of multiple violent felonies following last year’s shooting of Jessica Scott.

According to Scarpino, shortly before 8 p.m. on May 27 last year, Kwaw was on the sidewalk in front of an apartment complex on Highland Avenue with his girlfriend when a fight broke out between she and Kwaw’s victim.

While the two women fought, Kwaw drew a handgun and fired six shots at a friend of the victim, with one round striking her in her left hand, causing a fracture, the DA said.

Yonkers police launched an extensive investigation that resulted in Kwaw’s arrest.

Kwaw has been charged with individual felony counts of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

After being found guilty, Kwaw faces up to 25 years in state prison. He is due to be sentenced on Tuesday, March 7.

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