Trevor Ford shot victim after altercation at Bedell Street and Terrace Avenue; Defendant has multiple open cases in Nassau
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced that a Hempstead gang member was convicted on March 15, 2022 of assault and weapons possession charges for a May 2020 shooting in Hempstead.
Trevor Ford, 30, was convicted of two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (a C violent felony), Assault in the Second Degree (a D violent felony) and Criminal Possession of a Firearm (an E felony).
The trial, before Judge Fran Ricigliano, began on March 8 and the jury deliberated for two days. Ford is due back for sentencing on May 11, 2022 and faces a potential maximum of 22 years in prison.
A mistrial was declared with regards to a charge of Attempted Assault in the First Degree. That case is due back in court on April 4, 2022.
“Trevor Ford walked up to the victim in broad daylight, at one of the most pedestrian-trafficked intersections in the county, and shot the man without hesitation,” DA Donnelly said. “This defendant calmly walked away with the gun in his hand and then fled the scene. Thanks to great police work, he was apprehended approximately one month later, and I thank our prosecutors for ensuring that justice is served.”
District Attorney Donnelly said that, according to the indictment, on May 15, 2020, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Ford approached the victim on the corner of Bedell Street and Terrace Avenue. After a verbal altercation, Ford took out a loaded firearm and shot the victim once in the leg.
The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital (Winthrop) and suffered a left leg fracture and required emergency surgery to prevent further damage to the leg.
The defendant fled and was arrested by the combined efforts of the Nassau County Police Department, Hempstead Police Department and Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
Ford is currently facing charges in multiple open cases, including an attempted murder from May 2019, in which he allegedly shot a man at 100 Terrace Avenue in Hempstead, and a narcotics trafficking conspiracy from 2019, in which he is accused of conspiring to purchase and distribute cocaine.
This case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Charles Dunn of the Narcotics, Firearms and Gangs Bureau. The defendant is represented by Jonathan Rosenberg, Esq. and Craig Herskowitz, Esq.
The charges in the open cases are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.