Bronx DA: 20 Alleged G-Side/Drilly Gang Members Indicted for Crimes Including Murders, Non-Fatal Shootings and Stabbings


Defendants Carried Out 32 Crimes Over the Last Three Years;

Boasted About Acts of Violence in Drill Rap Scene;

18 Guns Taken Off Streets


           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell today announced that 20 people—including four adolescent offenders—have been indicted on charges related to multiple shootings and stabbings that spanned three years, the latest one on March 15. 


         District Attorney Clark said, “These defendants allegedly engaged in dozens of acts of violence, including murder and attempted murder, over the last three years, with the most recent just a few weeks ago. The defendants allegedly committed multiple shootings, some in broad daylight, killing two people and injuring innocent bystanders. These defendants terrorized residents of the Fordham/Bedford Park neighborhoods who were forced to run for their lives as bullets flew. We thank the NYPD for their intense work on this investigation. We are doing all we can to battle the gun scourge, but more must be done to deviate young people from a life of gangs and senseless violence.”

       Commissioner Sewell said, “Today’s sweeping indictment highlights the focused efforts that continue to identify the relatively small percentage of people responsible for much of our city’s crime and disorder. I commend the members of the NYPD’s Gun Violence Suppression Division and Violence Reduction Task Force, along with our partners in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, for remaining steadfast in our obligation to protect New Yorkers in every community. We vow to keep dismantling gangs and crews, and working hard to prevent the senseless violence so often associated with their activities.”


       District Attorney Clark said the 82-count indictment includes charges of Conspiracy, Murder, Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, Assault, Attempted Assault and Grand Larceny. Seven defendants were arraigned Tuesday by Bronx Supreme Court Justices George Villegas and Naita Semaj and are due back in court later this  month. The remaining defendants, who are in custody already, are awaiting arraignment. If convicted of the top count of first-degree Conspiracy, four of the defendants face a minimum of 15-25 years to a maximum of life in prison.


         According to the investigation, the defendants, alleged members of the G-Side/Drilly gang, a subset of Bloods Sex Money Murder, allegedly carried out a total of 32 acts of violence mainly in the areas of East Gun Hill Road, Hull Avenue and Decatur Avenue—between September 20, 2018 and March 15, 2022. The defendants allegedly carried out fatal shootings, as well as non-fatal shootings and stabbings, killing two people and leaving six people wounded. The defendants, who are prominent in the Drill rap scene, allegedly boasted about the acts of violence they or their associates executed in music videos that were posted on YouTube. A total of 18 guns were seized in the investigation. Three defendants were also charged for allegedly committing an act of violence while held in Rikers Island.


The indictment includes these crimes:


On January 9, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m., four defendants, including one teen, and other individuals surrounded an 18-year-old CUNY Prep student as he left the school and attempted to rob him. The defendants allegedly attacked the victim with multiple weapons, including a knife. The victim was seriously injured and required emergency resuscitation and life-saving blood transfusions. Video surveillance captured the incident.


          On July 20, 2020, in front of 3343 Decatur Avenue, six defendants, including two who were teens at the time, chased James Rivera, 24. Four defendants allegedly shot at Rivera multiple times, and one defendant also allegedly attempted to stab him when he fell on the ground. The victim died of a gunshot wound to the back.


          On September 29, 2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m. on East Fordham Road, two juvenile defendants allegedly fired shots at their target in a busy commercial area near a subway station, endangering the lives of multiple people, including children. No one was injured.


          On April 25, 2021, inside the Robert N. Davoren Center in Rikers Island, three defendants allegedly assaulted a rival gang member.


          On March 17, 2021, four defendants went to an apartment on Hull Avenue and allegedly shot Delilah Vasquez, 20, at close range in the forehead, killing her. Video surveillance shows the defendants allegedly entering and fleeing the building.


          On June 28, 2021 at approximately 10:00 p.m., two defendants fired multiple shots at their target in front of 3573 Dekalb Avenue. The shooting left three innocent bystanders—a 66-year-old woman, 39-year-old man and 31-year-old man—wounded.


On the evening of October 22, 2021, two defendants waited outside a barbershop on East Gun Hill Road for approximately 15 minutes then entered and allegedly fired multiple shots at their target. The individual who was getting a haircut at the time, tried to hide behind a chair and was shot in the stomach and leg. He was taken to the hospital and survived. Surveillance video of the incident shows patrons in the barber shop running for cover.


          The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Morgan Dolan, Counsel in the Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and under the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division.


          District Attorney Clark thanked Assistant District Attorney Patrick Kenny of Trial Bureau 50, Assistant District Attorney Keturah Ladd of the Violent Criminal Enterprise Bureau, and Professional Staff of the Homicide Bureau and Grand Jury Unit. 


District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Michael Delgardo, Lead Detective of the Violence Reduction Task Force, and NYPD Detectives Patriciann Caputo and Brandon Ravelo, also of the Violence Reduction Task Force; NYPD Captain Brian McCaughey, Commanding Officer of the Gun Violence Suppression Division, Zone 2; NYPD Lieutenant Paul Prendergast of the Violence Reduction Task Force; and Sergeants Bladimir Falette and John McFarland of the Violence Reduction Task Force. District Attorney Clark also thanked 46th Precinct and 52nd Precinct Detective Squads and Field Intelligence Officers; and the Department of Correction’s Correction Intelligence Bureau for their assistance.


Arraigned Defendants:


Brayan Hernandez, AKA Breezo, 17, Bronx

Jaheim Buchanan, AKA Jah, 17, Bronx

Anthony Brea, AKA Chubbs, 17, Bronx

Michael Brito, AKA Yogi, 20, Bronx

Ali Doby, AKA Lee Drilly, 19, Bronx

Claurvin Rosario, AKA Pegotes, AKA Kelvin Rodriguez, 21, Bronx

Omar Gibbs, AKA Leeky, 20, Bronx



Defendants in Custody Awaiting Arraignment:


Richard Santiago, AKA Swift, 21, Bronx

John Martinez, AKA Suave Drilly, 23, Bronx

Tabu Harris, AKA Spazz Drilly, 21, Bronx

Careem Williams, AKA Houdini, 20, Bronx

Mario Jimenez, AKA MB, 19, Bronx

True Bell, 18, Bronx

Nasir Carter, AKA Nas Fourty, 19, Bronx

Donjuan Patterson, AKA Bobby Drilly, 17, Bronx

Precious Williams, AKA PW Jet, 21, Bronx

Daniel Abreu, AKA D-Dot, 18, Bronx

Brandon Beltres, AKA Nonstop, 19, Bronx

Angel Rodriguez, AKA Milly2Drilly, 20, Bronx

Briant Gonzalez, AKA Faze Drilly, 23, Bronx



An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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