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About 100 Bronx gang members responsible for multiple murders — including the slaying of a 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.
Those busted are affiliated with the 2Fly YGZ (Young Gunnerz) and the Big Money Bosses — two rival street gangs authorities say wreaked havoc on the area as they fought over turf around the Eastchester Gardens and the nearby Edenwald Houses, which is less than a mile away.
Busted gang members are walked out of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx on Wednesday.
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 five homicides, according to court documents.
The alleged gang members didn’t seem fazed by the charges, with one flipping off reporters and news photographers outside the 50th Precinct as he was being loaded into a U.S. Marshals bus.
“F— you,” another screamed as he was carted away in handcuffs.
Another claimed his innocence.
“I didn’t do it,” he said. “I already did my time. I just got out on parole yesterday. I didn’t do nothing.”
One of the arrested gang members was walked out of the 43rd Precinct located at 900 Fteley Avenue in the Bronx on April 27, 2016. Over 100 gang members were arrested after a huge gang bust in the Bronx.This man was among the 100 gang members arrested in and around the Eastchester Gardens NYCHA housing complex in Williamsbridge, at dawn, officials said.NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpiNYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpiVIEW GALLERY
100 Bronx gang members arrested in largest takedown in NYC history
Still another took time to blow kisses toward a young woman who had the misfortune of happening to walk by the precinct as he was escorted to the bus.
Police and federal authorities had search warrants for 120 targets.
Jamal Blair pled guilty in the death of Sadie Mitchell, who was hit by a stray bullet sitting in her Bronx home in 2009. Blair was pulled out of jail to be charged with gang conspiracy Wednesday.
“This was a major gang sweep across the Bronx,” one law enforcement source said of Wednesday’s takedown. “The charging documents were quite severe.”
The gangs were responsible for the death of Sadie Mitchell, 92, who was killed by a stray bullet in her living room on E. 224th St. in 2009, officials said.
The two gangs are are also accused of murdering Keshon Potterfield, 18, in 2014; Alexander Walters, 17, stabbed to death in 2012; Donville Simpson, also 17, shot to death in 2013; and Jeffrey (Famous) Delmore, 15, stabbed to death on E. Gun Hill Road last May.
Gang members are also charged with conspiracy, robbery, credit card fraud, weapons possession, and selling marijuana, crack and Oxycodone at area playgrounds like the Agnes Haywood Playground on Barnes Ave. and the Rienzi Playground on White Plains Road, officials said.
They also doled out drugs near the Young Scholars Academy on Barnes Ave. and the St. Mary School on Carpenter Ave.
Mitchell, known as “a mother to everyone on the block,” had lived in her home since 1954.
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Cops busted about 100 suspected gang members in the Bronx early Wednesday in the largest takedown in city history.
She was walking into her living room to watch a game show when she was hit with a .9-mm bullet.
Cops later arrested 18-year-old Jamal (Fish) Blair, who claimed at the time that the shooting was an accident and that he had been “framed.”
Blair was later identified as a member of the Big Money Bosses. He ultimately pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
He was pulled out of the Elmira Correctional Facility and was brought to federal court to be charged in the gang conspiracy Wednesday, officials said.
The Big Money Bosses operated along White Plains Road between E. 215th and E. 233rd Sts. — an area known to members as the “Forts.”
The crew also operates along Boston Road near Eastchester Road, which they call “B-Road,” according to court papers.
The 2Fly YGZ operate out of the Eastchester Gardens houses and Gun Hill Road, known to its members as the “valley.”
The NYPD-led operation involved more than 300 HSI members along with representatives from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Marshals, law enforcement sources said.
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