A Springfield Gardens man was sentenced in Queens Supreme Court to 17 years in prison for attempted murder for a shoot-out in Far Rockaway in a territorial dispute among drug dealers in March 2022, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Friday. Marvin Mitchell, 37, of 229th Street, was convicted by a jury in September of attempted murder in the second degree, attempted assault in the first degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree.
According to the charges and trial testimony, on the afternoon of Mar. 21, 2022, Mitchell, who goes by the street name “Fab,” fired multiple shots at another individual near 10-25 Beach 21st St. in Far Rockaway. As the target ducked behind cars, Mitchell continued to fire his handgun, striking multiple cars along his path.
“This defendant opened fire in broad daylight on a busy street with no regard for where those bullets might end up,” Katz said. “Our streets are not the Wild West and we will continue to do everything in our power to rid them of illegal guns and drugs.”
Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Yavinsky on Wednesday sentenced Mitchell to 17 years in prison. ”Fab” Mitchell was part of a drug dealing ring operating in Far Rockaway that was dismantled last November following a year-long investigation by the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Three men were arrested and charged for allegedly operating as a network of dealers who supplied a variety of drugs to buyers in Far Rockaway and other boroughs in 2022. The NYPD executed a search warrant on Nov. 16, 2022 and recovered 9.5 kilos of cocaine, 216 pounds of marijuana, 10 grams of heroin, a loaded Ruger .40 caliber handgun and a loaded M&P Shield 9MM handgun. Two bulletproof vests, narcotics packaging materials, four scales and 15 cell phones were also seized during the raids.