100 Bronx gang members were busted this week, making that the largest gang bust in NYC history. These men were involved in countless murders, including that of a 92-year-old man. Great work to the men and women involved. Justice will be served for the victims, and so many lives were saved!
VIA About 100 Bronx gang members responsible for multiple murders — including the slaying of an innocent 92-year-old woman — were busted early Wednesday in the largest takedown in city history, sources said.
The raids by the NYPD, members of Homeland Security Investigations and other federal authorities took place at more than 100 locations in and around the Eastchester Gardens NYCHA housing complex in Williamsbridge, at dawn, officials said.
Of the 100 or so people taken into custody, more than 60 are expected to face criminal charges in federal court for a string of violent crimes, including at least seven homicides, sources said.
Police and federal authorities had search warrants for 120 “targets.”
The suspects are affiliated with the 2Fly YGz and the Big Money Bosses — two rival gangs authorities say wreaked havoc on the area as they fought over turf.
The gangs were responsible for the death of Sadie Mitchell, 92, who was killed by a stray bullet as she sat in her living room in 2009, officials said.
The two groups are also accused of murdering Keshon Potterfield, 18, in 2014, Alexander Walters, 17, who was stabbed to death in 2012, as well as Donville Simpson, also 17, who was shot to death in 2013.
“This was a major gang sweep across the Bronx,” one law enforcement source said of Wednesday’s takedown. “The charging documents were quite severe.”