Press Release


Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jahsheen Osbourne, 21, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for the unprovoked shooting of a UPS delivery driver in Woodside, Queens. The 15-year-veteran UPS worker was attempting to parallel park the brown box truck while the defendant waited in the passenger seat of a stolen Mercedes. Enraged by the wait, the defendant lured the victim out of the truck and then shot him once in the stomach in January 2020.

District Attorney Katz said, “The driver who was merely doing his job was severely injured because of the defendant’s impatience and access to an illegal gun. Thankfully he did not lose his life. This defendant has now been held accountable and sentenced by the Court for his senseless actions.”

Osbourne, of 148th Street in South Jamaica, Queens, pleaded guilty earlier this month, just before his trial was to begin, to attempted murder in the second degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree before Queens Supreme Court Justice Ira Margulis. Today, Justice Margulis imposed the sentence of 17 years in prison, to be followed by five years’ post release supervision.

According to the Court records, on January 14, 2020, the victim was in the process of dropping off packages around 3:30 in the afternoon. The worker was attempting to reverse and park the UPS truck when a driver in a white Mercedes began honking the car horn objecting to the truck preventing traffic from going forward. The defendant, who was a passenger in the Mercedes, began to yell at the delivery worker and a verbal dispute ensued. As the Mercedes maneuvered pass the UPS truck, the defendant pulled out a black gun and shot the victim in the stomach.

Continuing, the DA said, the victim began to bleed from his stomach and lost consciousness. The man was taken to an area hospital and underwent surgery to repair extensive internal damage.

After a thorough investigation, the defendant was later indicted on grand larceny charges for stealing the Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan just hours before the shooting.

Assistant District Attorney Eric Weinstein, of the District Attorney’s Career Criminal Major Crimes Bureau is prosecuting the case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Shawn Clark, Bureau Chief, Michael Whitney, Deputy Bureau Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney of Major Crimes Daniel Saunders.