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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Hempstead Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in May 2020 Shooting

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Trevor Ford shot victim after altercation at Bedell Street and Terrace Avenue 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced that a Hempstead gang member was sentenced today to 20 years in prison on assault and weapons possession charges for a May 2020 shooting in Hempstead. 

Trevor Ford, 30, was convicted on March 15, 2022, after a jury trial before Judge Fran Ricigliano, 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). Ford was sentenced today to 20 years in prison. 

“After a verbal altercation with the victim, Trevor Ford was unflinching in his decision to draw a weapon and callously shoot the man at a busy intersection in Hempstead,” said DA Donnelly. “Today’s sentence removes another dangerous criminal from the streets of Nassau County, and makes all of our residents safer. I thank the police and prosecutors who worked to ensure this outcome.” 

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 also facing charges in multiple open cases, including an attempted murder from May 2019, in which he allegedly shot at 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 was 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. 


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