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Gang Members Charged with Conspiring to Murder Rivals

Fri, April 03, 2015 11:17 AM | NYGIA (Administrator)

Seven reputed members and associates of a notorious South Queens street gang last week were indicted on conspiracy, weapons and other charges for the attempted murder, shooting and assault of two men believed to be associated with a rival gang on the same day in January, 2013, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

Jerald Lowe, Jeffrey Bien-Aime, Rasheed Watson, Jonathan Jean-Pierre, Anthony Biggs, Kenneth Stokes and Dayjah Knowles—all allegedly either members or associates of the Everybody Killas gang—were arraigned on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first- and second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and second- and fourth-degree conspiracy. Bien-Aime and Watson are presently being sought.

According to the charges in the indictment, the defendants conspired and acted in concert with each other between Nov. 1, 2012, and Feb. 28, 2013, to shoot two individuals whom they believed to be associated with the SNOW gang. At approximately 5 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, a group of EBK gang members—including Lowe, Bien-Aime, Watson, Jean-Pierre, Knowles and Stokes—allegedly confronted members of the SNOW gang in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and Parsons Boulevard.  After an exchange of words, one of the defendants allegedly shot a suspected SNOW gang member in the right foot.

Additionally, at approximately 9:30 p.m. on that same day, Anthony Biggs, Kenneth Stokes and two other EBK gang members saw another suspected SNOW gang member at a bodega on Merrick Boulevard.  One of the EBK gang members then allegedly entered the store and, pulling out a .380 pistol, fired one shot at the SNOW gang member, hitting him in the left mid-section.  The victim fell to the floor and the shooter allegedly attempted to shoot him again, but the shell casing jammed inside the gun.

All of the indicted, except Stokes, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. Stakes is facing up to 50 years.

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