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Gang member tied to rapper Bobby Shmurda sentenced to 98 years in prison for hooting rampage

May 18, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Gang member tied to rapper Bobby Shmurda sentenced to 98 years in prison for hooting rampage

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A New York City judge has sentenced a Brooklyn gang member, tied to jailed rapper Bobby Shmurda, to 98 years in prison on Tuesday.

According to the New York Daily News, 24-year-old Rashid Derissant, 24, who is a member of GS9, received consecutive sentences on gang-related charges including murder, attempted murder, assault, and conspiracy,

Derissant was convicted for a February 2013 incident, where he fatally shot a rival gang member in front of a Brooklyn bodega and attempted to kill three other people, according to Bridget Brennan from the Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

Furthermore, prosecutors said Derissant shot a 22-year-old woman along with an innocent bystander in July of 2014.

“As the violence escalated, members of GS9 sought to shoot rivals, often discussing their efforts and plotting attacks in recorded phone conversations with incarcerated GS9 members,” Brennan said in a statement following the court proceeding.

She added, “Retaliatory shootings took place in New York City and Miami, where the gang members recklessly shot into crowds of innocent bystanders, when Rashid Derissant along with Alex Crandon (his co-accused) were armed, theirs was a neighborhood under siege. When they traveled to Miami Beach, they spread terror as they fired randomly at a nightclub.”

Prosecutors presented evidence during the trial, which included testimony from eye-witnesses, medical examiners, law enforcement officers, along with surveillance videos and intercepted phone conversations, DNA ballistics evidence and social media postings.

Authorities also seized 11 firearms during the investigation,” the prosecutor said.

“They took their New York City-based grievances and rivalries to Miami, assuming that they could act with impunity there, claiming they were merely members of a music group. Their convictions on these crimes make our city a safer place,” said Brennan.

Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, has been jailed for over a year on drug and weapons charges listed in the same conspiracy and will likely stand trial in September.

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