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NYC prosecutors hits 20 Bronx gang members with 41-count indictment in connection with assaults, robberies

September 21, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
NYC prosecutors hits 20 Bronx gang members with 41-count indictment in connection with assaults, robberies

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New York City prosecutors have indicted almost two dozen Bronx gang members on a laundry list of charges for violent offenses — including the murder of a teen over $2.

Twenty members of the “Slattery Avenue Boys” have been charged with assaults and robberies.

The gang was established as a dance and rap crew in the Slattery Playground in Fordham Heights but are now most widely known for their level of violence.

Among their more brutal acts, Juan Calderon, 24, Jahkim Wright, 23, and Abraham Moore, 23, fatally shot Khaleed Adams back in 2003 as revenge for a shootout that resulted in the paralysis of Calderon’s brother.

Tristan Ortiz, 20, and an accomplice stabbed and killed 17-year-old Carl Ducasse when he refused to give them $2 back in June 2016.

In one instance, Tyquan McNeil, 20, and Joshua Castro, 19, robbed a family on Christmas Eve in 2014 — stabbing the 16-year-old son two times in the back.

The “Slattery Avenue Boys” didn’t even stop the violence to mourn one of their own members.

Three gangsters — Wright, Tyrell Griffen, 23, and Will Jetter, 21 — stabbed a random bystander they mistook for a rival close to where a wake was being held for a crew member in 2015.

While behind bars, Nasir Cooper stabbed a gang rival multiple times in March.

The purported Bronx gang members were slapped with a 41-count indictment. They face between of 15 to 25 years to life behind bars.

“These defendants chose the gang life,” Clark said, “and this case shows how it will lead to death or prison.”

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