Leader of Blood Hound Brims and Affiliate Gang Members Indicted

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced that 40 alleged gang members —including the leader of the Blood Hound Brims, one of the largest Bloods sets on the East coast—have been indicted on conspiracy charges in connection with 40 acts of violence dating back to 2012 in the Fordham section of the Bronx.

“The Nine-Four Crew’s disputes with Crips and other gangs led to numerous shootings that turned a swath of the Fordham neighborhood into a bloody battleground.  The alleged leader, Latique Johnson, gave orders to attack rival gangs from his cell in Rikers Island. This criminal network reached beyond the walls of the jails to devastate neighborhoods, and that is why we are aggressively investigating crimes on Rikers Island,” Clark said.

“The dismantling of this vicious crew is another step in removing the core group of criminals who are responsible for most of the violence in the Bronx, and it shows the tenacious work of our prosecutors and the NYPD’s Gun Violence Suppression Division,” she added.

Eighteen of the defendants, some as young as thirteen years, were arrested yesterday; 19  were currently incarcerated, and three are still at large. Most have been arraigned and are due back in court on November 2, 2016.

In a 95-count indictment they face charges including with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and first-degree manslaughter.

District Attorney Clark thanked the Department of Correction and the NYPD Warrants Division, the 48th Precinct and 52nd Precinct Detective Squads and Bronx Narcotics for their assistance in the case.

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