Jaden Woods, 23, of Hempstead, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday, July 11 for his involvement in the death of 17-year-old Omarion Jackson, according to the Nassau County District Attorney.

Woods pleaded guilty to the following charges: On the night of December 21, 2020, five men, including Jackson, went to Woods’ house on Stewart Avenue.

Four members of the group fled after shooting at Woods’ home.

Jackson was the only unarmed member of the group.

After the shooting, Woods, who was uninjured, left his home, got into his Jeep Cherokee and began to follow the direction in which the group fled. He turned off the headlights.

The district attorney’s office said he found Jackson standing alone on Dartmouth Street a short time later.

Woods fired four shots through the driver’s side window before fleeing to a nearby hotel.

Jackson was hit twice and died.

“Seventeen-year-old Omarion Jackson was the loving older brother of three siblings and was very close to his family,” said Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly.

“But his life was tragically cut short when he became the victim of Monday night’s long-running dispute between Woods and Omarion.”

Three months after the incident, Woods was arrested by the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad.

In May 2023, Woods pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree possession of a weapon, both felonies of violence.

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