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Duo Shot 8-Year-Old In Drive-By Attack On Medford Home, DA Says Duo Shot 8-Year-Old In Drive-By Attack On Medford Home, DA Says
Duo Shot 8-Year-Old In Drive-By Attack On Medford Home, DA Says Two alleged gang members have been formally charged in connection with a drive-by shooting at a Long Island home that injured a child. Ersen Kumas, age 19, of Middle Island, was arraigned on assault and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, April 4. Prosecutors said Kumas and 22-year-old Anthony Peña, of Coram – both alleged members of the Gorilla Stone Blood Gang – took part in a drive-by shooting at a Medford home located on Cedar Avenue early on July 26, 2023. At around 1:30 a.m., the men, joined by an unidentified third suspect, fired multiple shots into the residence, s…
Ex-Fugitive MS-13 Member Admits Role In Gruesome Quadruple Murder In Central Islip Ex-Fugitive MS-13 Member Admits Role In Gruesome Quadruple Murder In Central Islip
Ex-Fugitive MS-13 Member Admits Role In Gruesome Quadruple Murder In Central Islip An MS-13 gang member who fled the country after taking part in the brutal killing of four young men on Long Island could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Edwin Rodriguez, also known as “Manicomio” (Mental Hospital), pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday, April 3. Prosecutors said the 24-year-old, formerly of Central Islip, was a member of the Normandie Locos Salvatruchas clique of MS-13. He confessed that on the evening of April 11, 2017, he and other gang members lured Justin Llivicura, Michael Lopez, Jorge Tigre, and Jefferson Villalobos t…
Gang Member Shot At Rival In Westbury After Social Media Fight, Jury Finds Gang Member Shot At Rival In Westbury After Social Media Fight, Jury Finds
Gang Member Shot At Rival In Westbury After Social Media Fight, Jury Finds A 21-year-old Long Island gang member may spend nearly five decades behind bars after he was found guilty of attempted murder and possessing hundreds of fentanyl pills. Elijah Giron faced his conviction after only three hours of jury deliberation on Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. On January 9, 2023, Giron, who is a member of the Latin Kings gang, was in Westbury when, just after 11 p.m., he got out of a car and shot four rounds at another person before fleeing. The person, who was believed to be an enemy of the Latin Kings gang, was in a fight on soc…
Teen Brothers Sentenced For Murder Of Rival Gang Member In Germantown: State's Attorney Teen Brothers Sentenced For Murder Of Rival Gang Member In Germantown: State's Attorney
Teen Brothers Sentenced For Murder Of Rival Gang Member In Germantown: State's Attorney Two teen brothers are heading to prison for life for the murder of a rival gang member in Maryland, authorities announced. Malik Hney, 17, and Malachi Hney, 18, both of Kensington, were sentenced to life in prison suspend all but 30 years and five years of supervised probation upon release, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office said Tuesday, Feb. 27. The sentencing stems from the murder of Taon Cline, of Frederick on April 22, 2022. Cline, 20, was associated with a rival gang of the Hney brothers, as well as two others, who were involved in a dispute between their own gang in the …
Toddler Killed During Shootout In Maryland Remembered As 'Child So Full Of Joy And Love' Toddler Killed During Shootout In Maryland Remembered As 'Child So Full Of Joy And Love'
Toddler Killed During Shootout In Maryland Remembered As 'Child So Full Of Joy And Love' The toddler killed during a shootout in Maryland last week is being adoringly remembered as a “child so full of joy and love.” Jeremy Poou-Caceres, of the Chillum area, was fatally struck by a stray bullet at a Langley Park apartment complex around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, Daily Voice reported. The boy's mother was also shot during the incident, but her injuries were considered non-life-threatening. Jeremy had turned two years old on Friday, Jan. 12, according to a GoFundMe launched for his funeral costs. “Jeremy was a child so full of joy and love,” reads the campaign. “He was alw…
Bloods Gang Member Convicted For Shooting Woman At Triangle Home, Fleeing To Maryland Bloods Gang Member Convicted For Shooting Woman At Triangle Home, Fleeing To Maryland
Bloods Gang Member Convicted For Shooting Woman At Triangle Home, Fleeing To Maryland A purported gang member in Virginia has been convicted of a violent drive-by shooting in April last year in Prince William County, the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney announced. Sean Hughes, Jr., a member of the Bloods, has been found guilty of shooting into a Triangle home in the 3500 block of Wharf Lane that sent a woman to the hospital with serious injuries.  According to prosecutors, on April 19, 2023, Hughes and an underaged co-conspirator opened fire at the Triangle home, striking a 58-year-old woman inside multiple times, while a detective and another bystander were nearly…
Brentwood MS-13 Member Gets Decades For 'Barbaric' Machete Killings Of 2 Men, Other Crimes Brentwood MS-13 Member Gets Decades For 'Barbaric' Machete Killings Of 2 Men, Other Crimes
Brentwood MS-13 Member Gets Decades For 'Barbaric' Machete Killings Of 2 Men, Other Crimes A member of the notorious MS-13 gang will spend decades in prison for his role in brutally killing two Long Island men and other crimes. Jonathan Hernandez, age 26, of Brentwood, was sentenced to over 43 years in prison in Central Islip federal court on Wednesday, Jan. 31. It followed his guilty plea to racketeering charges in May 2022 stemming from his participation in the January 2016 murder of Michael Johnson and the killing of Oscar Acosta three months later. According to prosecutors, Hernandez is a member of the Sailors clique of MS-13 and wanted to increase his status in the gang. …
Third Person Nabbed In Teacher's Hempstead Shooting Death: Police Third Person Nabbed In Teacher's Hempstead Shooting Death: Police
Third Person Nabbed In Teacher's Hempstead Shooting Death: Police Nearly 10 months after two women were shot in a Long Island drive-by, a third person has been arrested, police said. Twenty-year-old Milton Allen of Hempstead was arrested on Monday, Jan. 22 for his role in the Hempstead incident, Nassau County Police announced. Earlier Report - Man Shoots, Kills Teacher In Drive-By Hempstead Shooting: DA In the early morning hours on April 1, 2023, 44-year-old Kimberly Midgette was sitting in the front seat of her Toyota Corolla with a friend in the passenger seat and her 10-year-old daughter in the back when the drive-by shooting occurred. Tho…
'I'm Proud Of The Journey': Suffolk PD's Trailblazing Deputy Commish Dances Into Retirement 'I'm Proud Of The Journey': Suffolk PD's Trailblazing Deputy Commish Dances Into Retirement
'I'm Proud Of The Journey': Suffolk PD's Trailblazing Deputy Commish Dances Into Retirement For Risco Mention-Lewis, that’s a wrap on more than a decade of helping to lead one of the largest police departments in the nation. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, dozens of friends, relatives, and colleagues gathered at the Suffolk County Police Department's headquarters in Yaphank for a traditional walk out – or in this case, a dance out – as the trailblazer left for the last time, bound for retirement. Officials said Mention-Lewis left an indelible mark on the agency. She became the department's first woman and first person of color to hold the position of deputy police commissioner when she wa…
'Ruthless' Gang Members Charged In Murder, Robbery Spree In Suffolk County 'Ruthless' Gang Members Charged In Murder, Robbery Spree In Suffolk County
'Ruthless' Gang Members Charged In Murder, Robbery Spree In Suffolk County Three alleged gang members are in federal custody in connection with several murders and home robberies that occurred on Long Island. In a 32-count superseding indictment unsealed in federal court in Central Islip on Thursday, Jan. 4, Bloods gang members Dwayne Murray, Kendrick Seymore, and Lavalle Wilson are charged with attempted murder and other charges. Prosecutors allege that the trio took part in numerous violent acts on the gang’s behalf, including robberies, home invasions, and “vicious” shootings and murders. Murry is accused of fatally shooting 36-year-old Wayne Cherry in the hea…
Boston Man, 28, Charged With Teen's Killing Near Roxbury Playground 6 Months Later Boston Man, 28, Charged With Teen's Killing Near Roxbury Playground 6 Months Later
Boston Man, 28, Charged With Teen's Killing Near Roxbury Playground 6 Months Later Authorities in Boston say they have put handcuffs on the man responsible for a fatal shooting of a teen at a Roxbury playground over the summer.  Anthony Ramos, 28, of Dorchester, was arrested and charged this week with the killing of 19-year-old Tywon Meeks on July 6 at 5 Leyland Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney. He is charged with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm.  Ramos was already in custody after police busted him last week on a firearms charge, the prosecutor added.  Officers arr…
Man Shoots, Kills Teacher In Drive-By Hempstead Shooting: DA Man Shoots, Kills Teacher In Drive-By Hempstead Shooting: DA
Man Shoots, Kills Teacher In Drive-By Hempstead Shooting: DA The alleged gang member has been indicted for shooting a woman in her car while her child sat in the back seat. On Friday, Dec. 15, 27-year-old Oumar Barry of Hempstead was indicted on charges including murder for the shooting of mother and Bronx elementary school teacher Kimberly Midgette, which happened in April 2023. Earlier Report - Double Shooting Update: Arrest Made For Fatal Hempstead Incident According to the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Barry was a leader of the Blood Hound Brims gang. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 44-year-old Midgette was sit…
Former NYPD Officer From Yorktown Admits Helping Gang Leader Escape Justice: Feds Former NYPD Officer From Yorktown Admits Helping Gang Leader Escape Justice: Feds
Former Nypd Officer From Yorktown Admits Helping Gang Leader Escape Justice: Feds A former New York City Police officer from Northern Westchester has admitted to warning gang members about a federal investigation into their activity as well as helping the group's leader escape arrest for murder, federal officials said. Mohegan Lake resident Gina Mestre, a 33-year-old former NYPD officer, has pleaded guilty to charges relating to her obstructing a federal investigation into the Shooting Boys gang and helping the group's leader evade justice for murder, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Thursday, Dec. 7. Earlier Report -…
Bloods Gang Member Convicted Of Freeport Murder Bloods Gang Member Convicted Of Freeport Murder
Bloods Gang Member Convicted Of Freeport Murder A Long Island man and Bloods gang member has been convicted for the murder of a 21-year-old and the attempted murder of a 19-year-old, authorities announced. Floyd McNeil, age 27 of Hempstead (also known as “DOT” or “Diddy DOT”) was found guilty of multiple felonies on Monday, Nov. 27 for his role in the killing of Taffarie Haughton, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Earlier Report: Duo Arraigned In Freeport Shooting That Killed 21-Year-Old, Injured 19-Year-Old The verdict comes after two days of jury deliberations and almost three years to the day since the murder to…
16-Year-Old Gets Over Decade For Ambush Killing Of 'Proud' Godfather In Huntington 16-Year-Old Gets Over Decade For Ambush Killing Of 'Proud' Godfather In Huntington
16-Year-Old Gets Over Decade For Ambush Killing Of 'Proud' Godfather In Huntington A teenager has been sentenced to years in prison for killing a man in an ambush shooting on Long Island. Ramon Lyons, age 16, of Huntington Station, was given 12 years to life in prison in Suffolk County Court on Monday, Nov. 13. It followed his guilty plea to second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Luis Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez. Earlier Report: 16-Year-Old Confesses To Ambush Killing Of 'Intelligent, Proud Godfather' In Huntington According to prosecutors, Lyons ran up to the victim as he stood talking to friends in Huntington Station, on Lowndes Avenue, shortly before 1…
Music Studio Shooter Sentenced For Partially Paralyzing 19-Year-Old In Montgomery County Music Studio Shooter Sentenced For Partially Paralyzing 19-Year-Old In Montgomery County
Music Studio Shooter Sentenced For Partially Paralyzing 19-Year-Old In Montgomery County A gang member who shot a 19-year-old inside a Montgomery County music studio and left him paralyzed from the waist down will spend decades in prison, the state's attorney announced. Germantown resident Marvin Frazier, 24, was sentenced to 40 years in prison with all but 25 years suspended after being convicted for his role in a violent assault in August 2020 when he shot one person and pistol-whipped a 20-year-old man in an incident caught on camera. Montgomery County State's Attorney A spokesperson from the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office said that Frazier and his victims w…
Paterson Pair Convicted In Ambush Killing Of Rival Gang Member From Newark Paterson Pair Convicted In Ambush Killing Of Rival Gang Member From Newark
Paterson Pair Convicted In Ambush Killing Of Rival Gang Member From Newark UPDATE: The mastermind behind the cold-blooded killing of a 21-year-old rival gang member from Newark during an ambush in Paterson was convicted of first-degree murder and one of his cronies of aggravated manslaughter on Friday. Jurors in Superior Court in Paterson needed only a day to reach guilty verdicts on Oct. 13 against Silk City residents Jaquan Thomas, 33, and Ismael Leon, 21, for gunning down Jose Figueroa. Authorities said the slaying was a “coordinated attack involving multiple shooters in multiple locations.” Thomas sent members of his gang to the area of Totowa and Redwood ave…
Second Feuding Street Gang Member Sentenced For Fatal Courtyard Shooting In Southeast DC Second Feuding Street Gang Member Sentenced For Fatal Courtyard Shooting In Southeast DC
Second Feuding Street Gang Member Sentenced For Fatal Courtyard Shooting In Southeast DC A 23-year-old District man who was involved in a criminal street gang will spend decades behind bars for his role in what prosecutors called a "brazen" shooting. Quincy Garvin was sentenced by a judge to 36 years in prison for shooting into a courtyard in the Potomac Gardens area of Southeast DC in 2017 and killing Carl Hardy, who was standing outside, federal authorities announced. Between May 2017 and October 2017, Garvin was part of a gang that operated out of Wellington Park, which resulted in a number of "beefs" with other people in parts of the city, many of which were the result of f…
H-Block Gang Member Found Guilty Of Double-Murder After Trenton Social Media Diss: Prosecutor H-Block Gang Member Found Guilty Of Double-Murder After Trenton Social Media Diss: Prosecutor
H-Block Gang Member Found Guilty Of Double-Murder After Trenton Social Media Diss: Prosecutor A Trenton man was found guilty by a jury in a double fatal shooting that stemmed from a gang being dissed on Facebook, authorities said. Tyzir Hamilton, 22, was convicted on all counts of the indictment on Thursday, Sept. 21, including two counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. On Aug. 9, 2020, at approximately 7:30 a.m., patrol officers with the Trenton Police Department responded to Centre Street for a shooting. Police found the first victim, William Irizarry, 18, lying on the street.…
Feuding Street Gang Member Sentenced For Fatal Courtyard Shooting In Southeast DC Feuding Street Gang Member Sentenced For Fatal Courtyard Shooting In Southeast DC
Feuding Street Gang Member Sentenced For Fatal Courtyard Shooting In Southeast DC A 22-year-old District man who was involved in a criminal street gang will spend decades behind bars for a "brazen shooting" in Washington, DC. Saquan Williams was sentenced by a judge to 35 years in prison for shooting into a courtyard in the Potomac Gardens area of Southeast DC in 2017 and killing Carl Hardy, who was standing outside, federal authorities announced. Between May 2017 and October 2017, Williams was part of a gang that operated out of Wellington Park, which resulted in a number of "beefs" with other people in parts of the city, many of which were the result of feuds among loc…
Suspects In Custody Following Targeted Shootings One Week Apart In Aberdeen: Police Suspects In Custody Following Targeted Shootings One Week Apart In Aberdeen: Police
Suspects In Custody Following Targeted Shootings One Week Apart In Aberdeen: Police Police say that two suspects are in custody in Harford County following a pair of midday shootings last month in Aberdeen. Jahmair Jones, 19, and a 17-year-old co-conspirator are facing multiple attempted murder charges after local residents reported shootings in separate incidents in August, the Aberdeen Police Department announced this week. The first incident was reported at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, when residents reported hearing gunshots in the area of East Bel Air Avenue and a woman stated that someone shot at her 21-year-old son while he was driving, though the bullet only hit h…
MS-13 Member Admits Role In 'Senseless, Barbaric' Murders, Attacks In Suffolk County MS-13 Member Admits Role In 'Senseless, Barbaric' Murders, Attacks In Suffolk County
MS-13 Member Admits Role In 'Senseless, Barbaric' Murders, Attacks In Suffolk County A member of the notorious MS-13 gang could spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to his role in a string of murders, including two high school students, and other attacks on Long Island. Enrique Portillo, age 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty to racketeering and firearms charges in federal court in Central Islip on Thursday, Aug. 31, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District. Prosecutors said Portillo, a member of the Sailors Locos Salvatruchas Westside (Sailors) clique of MS-13, participated in four murders targeting rival gang members between September 2…
Freeport Murder Sentencing: Alleged Gang Member Will Spend Decades Behind Bars, DA Says Freeport Murder Sentencing: Alleged Gang Member Will Spend Decades Behind Bars, DA Says
Freeport Murder Sentencing: Alleged Gang Member Will Spend Decades Behind Bars, DA Says An alleged member of the Bloods gang has been sentenced for the Long Island murder and attempted murder he is responsible for, officials announced. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 27-year-old Christopher Anderson (also known as CK) of Roosevelt was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for the incidents, which took place in November and December of 2020, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. A group of Bloods gang members attending a meeting, followed 21-year-old victim Taffarie Haughton and a second victim, age 19, into the bathroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Freeport on Nov.…
Drive-By Killing: Alleged Gang Members Indicted For Hempstead Incident Drive-By Killing: Alleged Gang Members Indicted For Hempstead Incident
Drive-By Killing: Alleged Gang Members Indicted For Hempstead Incident Two men and suspected gang members from Long Island were indicted for their alleged role in a 2019 drive-by murder, officials said. On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Deion Barros (also known as “D” and “Little D”), age 27, was arraigned on charged including murder for a 2019 Hempstead incident, one week after Taiquan Cullum (also known as “Tay Tay”), age 33 was similarly arraigned, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Cullum, age 33, and Barros, age 27, both Hempstead residents, are accused of killing 36-year-old Paul LaRue in 2019 as an act of revenge. The incident occurred on July 28, 201…
CAUGHT: Fugitive Gang Member Wanted For Attempted Murder Nabbed By Mahwah PD CAUGHT: Fugitive Gang Member Wanted For Attempted Murder Nabbed By Mahwah PD
Caught: Fugitive Gang Member Wanted For Attempted Murder Nabbed By Mahwah PD A fugitive member of the Crips who was wanted for attempted murder in New York City was nabbed by Mahwah police on Route 17, authorities said. Hakeem “Flow Cash” Jamison, 28, was a passenger in a 2005 Mercedes E500 driven by a Vermont woman who committed several motor vehicle violations before Officer John Lange stopped her on the northbound highway near the Route 287 flyover, Capt. Guido Bussinelli said. Sgt. Richard Albro quickly joined his colleague during the 10:15 a.m. stop on Monday, Aug. 28, the captain said. After getting conflicting stories from the driver, 44-year-old Jill Steel…
New Update: Teenage Duo Charged With Attempted Murder After Yonkers Shooting, Police Say New Update: Teenage Duo Charged With Attempted Murder After Yonkers Shooting, Police Say
New Update: Teenage Duo Charged With Attempted Murder After Yonkers Shooting, Police Say Two teenage boys have been charged with shooting a victim in both of his legs near an apartment building in Westchester, police said.  The arrests resulted from an incident on Tuesday, Aug. 22 just after 2 p.m., when Yonkers Police responded to the area of 1 Schroeder St. for a reported shooting, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank M. DiDomizio.  Earlier Report - Shooting Near Apartment Building Injures Victim In Yonkers: Suspect At Large, Police Say Arriving officers soon found a 21-year-old man from Yonkers who had suffered a gunshot wound to e…
Former NYPD Officer From Yorktown Helped Gang Leader Escape Justice: Feds Former NYPD Officer From Yorktown Helped Gang Leader Escape Justice: Feds
Former Nypd Officer From Yorktown Helped Gang Leader Escape Justice: Feds A former New York City Police officer from Northern Westchester has been charged with warning gang members about details of a federal investigation into them, as well as helping the group's leader to escape capture for a murder he committed, officials said. Former NYPD officer Gina Mestre, a 33-year-old Mohegan Lake resident, was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 15 for her role in obstructing a federal investigation into the Shooting Boys gang as well as serving as an accessory after the fact to a murder committed by the group, the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York announced o…
Body-Burning MS-13 Gangster Gets Life In Fed Pen For Falls Church Teen's Murder Body-Burning MS-13 Gangster Gets Life In Fed Pen For Falls Church Teen's Murder
Body-Burning MS-13 Gangster Gets Life In Fed Pen For Falls Church Teen's Murder An MS-13 member was sentenced to life in federal prison for his role in the murder of a 16-year-old Fairfax County boy believed to be cooperating with law enforcement, then lighting his body on fire and trying to cover up the murder, authorities said. Jose "Paciente" Henry Hernandez-Garcia, 29, of Annandale, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis on Friday, Aug. 4, following a two-week trial alongside two co-defendants from Maryland. MS-13, one of the largest street gangs in the United States, is a national and international gang composed primarily of immigrants or desce…
DC Man Sentenced For Savage Gang-Related Shooting In Silver Spring: State's Attorney DC Man Sentenced For Savage Gang-Related Shooting In Silver Spring: State's Attorney
DC Man Sentenced For Savage Gang-Related Shooting In Silver Spring: State's Attorney The Washington, DC man who went on a shooting rampage in Maryland years ago will spend time behind bars, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office announced. Aaron Jefferson, 28, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and five years of supervised probation for a wild shooting in the 7900 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring over a long-standing gang dispute in 2021. Prosecutors said that more than 40 rifle and handgun casings were found at the scene, with bullets hitting a man in the hand and leg, though he survived. Three businesses in the area and five vehicles were also hit b…
Ambush Killing: MS-13 Member Sentenced For Machete Attack On 18-Year-Old At Greenlawn Park Ambush Killing: MS-13 Member Sentenced For Machete Attack On 18-Year-Old At Greenlawn Park
Ambush Killing: MS-13 Member Sentenced For Machete Attack On 18-Year-Old At Greenlawn Park A member of the notorious MS-13 street gang will spend decades behind bars for his role in the brutal stabbing death of an 18-year-old man at a Long Island park. Anthony Gutierrez-Meza, age 25, of Valley Stream, was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, July 11. It followed his May 2023 guilty plea to manslaughter for the killing of Estiven Abrego-Gomez at Greenlawn Park in Greenlawn in August 2016. Earlier Report: ‘Vicious Execution’: MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty To Teen's Greenlawn Murder According to the Suffolk County DA’s office, Gutierrez-Meza is a m…
3 Brick City Brims Get 100 Years Combined For Murdering Informant, Bystander, Rival Gangster 3 Brick City Brims Get 100 Years Combined For Murdering Informant, Bystander, Rival Gangster
3 Brick City Brims Get 100 Years Combined For Murdering Informant, Bystander, Rival Gangster A trio of ruthless Essex County gang members who admitted gunning down a government informant after killing an innocent bystander they mistook for the snitch were sentenced to nearly 100 years combined in federal prison. There’s no parole in the federal prison system, which means the East Orange trio will all have to serve out their plea-bargained sentences: Thomas Zimmerman, 28, was sentenced to 37 years; Tyquan Daniels, 27, got 35 years; Ali Hill, 30, was sentenced to 25 years. That means Daniels and Zimmerman will both be pushing 65 when either tastes freedom again. Hill would be approa…