Derrick Yancey became the 39th member or associate of the 10th Street Gang to be convicted Wednesday.
Yancey, 27, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to taking part in racketeering conspiracy.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi said Yancey admitted driving fellow 10th Street Gang members on Sept. 15, 2008 to shoot rival 7th Street Gang members standing outside on Busti Avenue. He said Yancey was behind the wheel when his fellow gang members shot and killed Omar Fraticello-Lugo and injured two others.
Yancey’s plea is the result of an investigation by the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Buffalo Police and New York State Police.