QUEENS, NY – Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Sharif Brown, 37, has been convicted at trial of murder and other crimes in the shooting death of a Jamaica, Queens man. The victim was gunned down in broad daylight just steps from his home in December 2014.
District Attorney Katz said, “After listening to all the evidence, a jury has found the defendant guilty. This was a senseless killing in a residential neighborhood in mid-afternoon. Gun violence is never acceptable and puts everyone in harm’s way. Now facing punishment for this heinous crime, the defendant faces a lengthy term of incarceration when the judge sentences him next month.”
Brown, of 140th Street in Jamaica, was found guilty last night following a two-week-long trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Ira Margulis. The jury found the defendant guilty of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Justice Margulis set sentencing for November 17, 2021, at that time Brown faces up to 25 years-to-life in prison.
According to trial records, at approximately 2:30 p.m. the defendant and Anderson Delgado became embroiled in an argument. The two men lived on the same block and were acquaintances. Suddenly, Brown pulled out a gun and shot the 22-year-old victim in the head. Mr. Delgado died as a result of the single gunshot wound.
DA Katz said, during the trial, the jury was presented with video surveillance evidence showing the defendant firing the weapon at Mr. Delgado. Police also recovered the weapon in Brown’s home.
Assistant District Attorneys Robert Hanophy and Kevin Higgins, the Bureau Chief and Deputy Bureau Chief, of the DA’s Criminal Court Bureau, prosecuted the case, under the supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney of Criminal Practice and Policy Division Angela M. Albertus.