Press Release


Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Marvin Mitchell was sentenced to 17 years in prison for a shoot-out on a Far Rockaway street in a territorial dispute among drug dealers in March 2022.

District Attorney Katz said: “This defendant opened fire in broad daylight on a busy street with no regard for where those bullets might end up. 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.”

Mitchell, 37, of 229th Street in Springfield Gardens, 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. Justice Michael Yavinsky on Wednesday sentenced Mitchell to 17 years in prison.

According to the charges and trial evidence:

  • On March 21, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Mitchell, who is known as “Fab,” fired multiple shots at another individual near 10-25 Beach 21st Street in Far Rockaway. As the target ducked behind cars, Mitchell continued to fire. Shots from the defendant hit multiple cars along his path.
  • Video surveillance footage shows the area was filled with pedestrians who scattered in all directions, running for cover once the defendant began shooting.

Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Speck, Section Chief of the District Attorney’s Cyber Crime Unit within the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, prosecuted the case, with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Catherine Jahn, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Mary Lowenburg, Bureau Chief, Assistant District Attorney Catherine Kane, Senior Deputy Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Investigations Gerard Brave.

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