Yonkers Men Sentenced to Prison for Violent Attack on Local Resident

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Two Yonkers men, Daquann Johnson and Dieandre Phillips, have been sentenced by Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah for their involvement in a violent attack on a local resident. Johnson received a 16-year prison term, while Phillips was handed a 12-year sentence, both accompanied by an additional five years of post-release supervision.

The sentencing took place on Thursday before Judge George Fufidio in Westchester County Court, following a jury’s conviction of the brothers on multiple felonies, including Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, after a month-long trial. The charges stemmed from an incident on January 20, 2023, where the defendants assaulted and shot a Yonkers resident after a verbal altercation outside his residence.

Surveillance footage captured the attack, showing the defendants using a firearm to beat and shoot the victim in the back as he tried to escape into his home. Although the victim was hospitalized, he survived the violent assault. Johnson and Phillips were swiftly apprehended thanks to the effective utilization of surveillance video and license plate readers, leading to their arrest shortly after the incident.

The Westchester County District Attorney emphasized the seriousness of the crimes committed by Johnson and Phillips, highlighting the importance of holding individuals accountable for such violent acts. The sentencing marks a significant step in ensuring justice for the victim and sending a strong message against senseless violence in the community.

The prosecutor’s office commended the cooperation of law enforcement agencies and the detailed investigative work that led to the swift identification and arrest of the perpetrators. This case serves as a reminder of the crucial role modern technology plays in aiding criminal investigations and securing convictions in cases of violence and wrongdoing.

As the convicted individuals face the consequences of their actions behind bars, the community can find some solace in knowing that justice has been served. The sentencing serves as a warning to those who engage in violent behavior, reaffirming that such actions will not be tolerated, and perpetrators will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.