From Kings County District Attorney’s Office
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that a Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction earlier this month on assault and other charges in connection with a point-blank shooting that left his 19-year-old victim permanently injured.
Brooklyn District Attorney said that the defendant, Jamahl Clarke, 34, of, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun following his conviction on charges of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The defendant was convicted on June 10, 2014, following a jury trial.
Thompson further stated that, according to trial testimony, the assault occurred on Jan. 30, 2013, at 1 p.m., on Chauncey Street in Brownsville, when Clarke and the victim, Devon Findlay Jr., 19, who had an ongoing dispute, got into an argument. As Findlay walked away, according to testimony, Clarke ran into 494 Chauncey Street and got a .38-caliber revolver. He then pistol-whipped Findlay about the head, causing him to fall to the ground. As the victim was lying on the ground, face up, he saw Clarke standing over him with the gun. Clarke then fired the weapon six times, striking Findlay in the elbow, hip, shoulder, thigh, back and finger.
According to trial testimony, Clarke continued to pull the trigger, and when Findlay heard clicks signaling that the gun was indeed empty, he dragged himself away. He suffered permanent nerve damage to his arm from multiple shots to his elbow. He now has limited use of his arm and cannot hold anything heavy.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Kori Medow of the District Attorney’s Orange Zone Trial Bureau, under the supervision of Thomas Ridges, Bureau Chief.