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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Two Men Indicted for October 2018 Murder in Hempstead

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that two men were arraigned on grand jury indictment charges for the murder of a 30-year old man in Hempstead on October 19, 2018.

Jamik Cannon, 26, of Hempstead, and Brian Marshall-Gibson, 23, of South Floral Park, were indicted on charges of:

  • Murder in the Second Degree (an A-I felony)
  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (a B violent felony)
  • Assault in the First Degree (a B violent felony)
  • Two counts each of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (a C violent felony)

Cannon, who was arraigned on January 9, was remanded by Judge Robert Schwartz and is due back in court on January 28. Marshall-Gibson, who was arraigned on January 15, was remanded by Judge Schwartz and is due back in court on January 28. If convicted of the top count, the defendants face a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

“The victim and his friend were simply standing outside in broad daylight when the defendants allegedly approached with two guns and mercilessly shot them,” DA Singas said. “The scourge of gun violence has impacted too many families in Nassau County and my office is committed to removing illegal guns from our streets.”

DA Singas said that on October 19, 2018, at approximately 10:54 a.m., victim Demetrius Winfield, was with a friend, a local cab driver on break, in front of a home on Wellesley Street in Hempstead. Winfield and his friend were then allegedly shot by Cannon and Marshall-Gibson.

Winfield was shot in the face, chest and groin and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards at Winthrop Hospital. The second man was shot in the leg and is recovering.

Cannon and Winfield were known to each other and had gotten into a disagreement several days earlier at a gas station.

Cannon and Marshall-Gibson were arrested by members of the Nassau County Police Department on December 11.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Ania Pulaski of DA Singas’ Major Offense Bureau is prosecuting this case. Cannon is represented by Dennis Lemke, Esq. and Marshall-Gibson is represented by Dana Grossblatt, Esq.

The charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.           


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