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Jamaica man sentenced to prison for gunning down his own accomplice in Ozone Park in 2020: DA

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A Jamaica man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for gunning down his accomplice during a botched shooting in Ozone Park. (File/Lloyd Mitchell)

Jamaica resident Nazieer Basir was sentenced to 17 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in Ozone Park in December 2020, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.

Basir, 22, of 106th Street pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree in October before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Stavisky for gunning down Royhessny Sintjago of South Richmond Hill.

According to the charges, on the night of Dec. 7, 2020, Basir and three others, including Sintjago, attempted to attack a group of rivals sitting in a parked car near the intersection of 90th Street and Liberty Avenue.

The car pulled away and Sintjago gave chase on foot, armed with a tire iron. Basir pulled out a handgun and fired off two shots at the car, with one of the bullets striking Sintjago in the head.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed Sintjago to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

“We will not tolerate shoot-outs on the streets of Queens County,” Katz said. “People will be held accountable for their actions. The sentence meted out today by the court appropriately punishes the defendant for [his] behavior and I am grateful for all involved in the prosecution of this case.”

Justice Yavinsky sentenced Basir to 17 years in prison to be followed by five years post-release supervision.

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