40 Year Sentence For Attempted Murder Of NYPD Officer

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Brooklyn, June 8, 2010 –   Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced a 40-year prison sentence for Ian Fields, 20, who fired seven shots at an off-duty police officer during the attempted robbery of an auto repair shop.
 
Today Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Guidice sentenced Fields to 25 years for Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and 15 years on Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, to run consecutively. Fields was convicted May 20.
 
On May 9, 2009, Fields and his accomplice Kenneth Williams were inside the DJL Auto Repair Shop, located at 4201 Glenwood Road, with several employees and customers, including off-duty Detective Ray Williams, when Kenneth Williams pulled out a firearm from his waistband.  Kenneth Williams announced the robbery and ordered everyone to empty their pockets and get on the ground. When Kenneth Williams pointed the gun at one of the civilians, Detective Williams drew his gun and identified himself as a police officer. Kenneth Williams fired a round at the Detective who returned fire, striking Kenneth Williams in the neck. After his accomplice was hit and dropped his pistol to the ground, Fields picked up the gun and fled the store with it. Detective Williams gave chase and Fields fired approximately seven rounds at him and fled. Detective Williams and the civilians were uninjured.
 
Kenneth Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The case was prosecuted by Lewis Lieberman, Deputy Bureau Chief in the Investigations Bureau.  John O’Mara is Chief of the Investigations Bureau.