Suspect Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder in Shooting of UPS Driver

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NEW YORK, NY – The man who shot a UPS driver in Woodside, Queens in 2020 has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said Jahsheen Osbourne, 21, has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for the January 2020 unprovoked shooting of a 15-year-veteran UPS worker who was attempting to parallel park the vehicle as the defendant waited while 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,” court records show.

District Attorney Katz said, “The prevalence of using illegal guns to resolve disputes has led to myriad senseless shootings, including this one that could have easily taken the life of the victim. The driver was merely doing his job when he was severely injured because of the defendant’s impatience. This defendant now faces a lengthy prison term when the Court sentences him in the coming weeks for his actions.”

According to the charges in the indictment related to the January 14, 2020, shooting, 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.

“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,” D.A. Katz said. “After a thorough investigation, the defendant, in a separate indictment, was charged with grand larceny for stealing the Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan just hours before the shooting. Yesterday’s plea agreement is in satisfaction of both indictments.”