Woman Pleads Guilty to Shooting Cameron County District Attorney, Sentenced to State Prison

May 20, 2024 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that a Cameron County woman has pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault for shooting Cameron County District Attorney Paul J. Malizia at Malizia’s office last year.

Porice D. Mincy, 32, pleaded guilty Monday in Cameron County Court and was sentenced to 4 to 8 years in prison. Senior Judge Pamela Ruest presided over the plea and sentencing.

The Office of Attorney General prosecuted charges filed by Pennsylvania State Police following the June 14, 2023, shooting.

Malizia was treated at an area hospital and released the same day.

“This brazen act of violence is particularly disturbing because it involves an armed individual shooting an elected official sworn to serve and protect his community,” Attorney General Henry said. “I commend District Attorney Malizia for his continued commitment to his community despite this traumatic assault.”

On June 14, 2023, Mincy appeared at Malizia’s private practice office without an appointment to make demands regarding a property transfer Malizia had handled.  After arriving at the office, Mincy became belligerent. During the altercation, Mincy shot Malizia in the leg and fled the scene.

According to the investigation, Mincy targeted Malizia over a dispute relating to his private law practice, not because he was district attorney.

Deputy Attorney General Philip McCarthy of the Office of Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecutions Section prosecuted the case.

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