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Decade after gangland killing, Bloods gang member sentenced to 22 years

March 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Decade after gangland killing, Bloods gang member sentenced to 22 years

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A judge in New York has sentenced a Bloods street gang member to 22 years behind bars for the fatal shooting of a member of a rival gang during a drug dispute in Paterson ten years ago.

Larry Green was a member of the Fruit Town Brims faction of the Bloods when he gunned down Shawn Williams back in July 2006 in Paterson, New Jersey, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of NY said in a press release.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain sentenced Green to 22 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute over 2 pounds of heroin, a charge that followed Williams’ slaying.

In a pre-sentencing note to the judge, prosecutors said Williams had been linked with the group’s 9-3 set, members of which had gotten involved in a violent altercation with the Brims over drug dealing in the city.

Prosecutors said the drugs sold by the gangs in Paterson “have been linked to supplies in Manhattan and the Bronx.”

On the night of his killing, Williams was passing through Brims’ territory vehicle in a car that Green thought had previously shot at members of his group. In a post-arrest statement, Green told authorities that he fired once from a .357-caliber revolver through the car’s back windshield.

The bullet hit Williams in the back of the head and killed him, He was later charged in 2014 in a 10-count indictment following a probe conducted by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force.

In addition to the FBI’s Newark Division, the Paterson Police Department, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Clifton Police, and Nutley Police assisted in the investigation.

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