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Teen Charged For Shooting UPS Driver, Upset That Victim Blocked Woodhaven Street

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Nov. 13, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A Queens teenager was indicted for attempted murder Thursday for shooting a UPS worker after being enraged that the truck the victim was driving had blocked a Woodhaven street.

Jahsheen Osbourne, 19, was riding in the passenger seat of a white Mercedes on Jan. 14  at around 3:30 p.m. when a UPS driver temporarily blocked traffic ahead when the victim tried to make a delivery, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.

Osbourne, who is from 148th Street in South Jamaica, grew angry due to the traffic delay and got into an argument with the UPS driver. When the vehicle Osbourne was in maneuvered past the truck, he allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the victim once in the stomach.

The UPS worker lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital with his injuries, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said.

“Thankfully the victim in this case – a man who was simply doing his job – survived this senseless shooting,” Katz said.

Osbourne was charged with attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Osbourne was apprehended by police outside his residence on Oct. 6 at around 5:40 p.m. Police found him carrying a 9 mm gun and in possession of marijuana.

He now faces additional charges, included criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third-degree and unlawful possession of marijuana. Osbourne faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of these charges.

Osbourne has 19 prior arrests dating back to 2016, reported the New York Daily News. More than half of those arrests were for breaking into cars. He has also been arrested for burglary.

Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris set his return date for Jan. 5, 2021.

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pfon71361

This young man obviously has serious anger and self-control issues. Thankfully, he’ll be able to work on those problems while in prison for a considerable part of his adult life.

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