Gang Members Face Murder Charges on Superseding Indictments

March 20, 2013 Updated Mar 20, 2013 at 1:06 PM EDT

By WKBW News


Gang Members Face Murder Charges on Superseding Indictments

March 20, 2013 Updated Mar 20, 2013 at 1:06 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW Release)--U.S. Attorney William Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury in Buffalo has returned two superseding indictments in the ongoing investigations into the Bailey Boys and LRG-P, violent criminal gangs operating on Buffalo's East Side.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Bruce, a third superseding indictment charges Bailey Boys member Tyriq Brown, 20, of Buffalo, with the shooting and wounding of a rival gang member on July 29, 2011 on Kensington Avenue.

It also charges Bailey Boys members Rayshod Washington and Raymel Weeder with the February 9, 2012 murder of Fred Rozier.

According to the indictment, the murder involved a drug ripoff that went bad. Washington is also charged with racketeering for the January, 27 2012 robbery of an individual.

Based on this latest superseding indictment, members and associates of the Bailey Boys, who operate in an area of the City bounded by Winspear Avenue, the Kensington Expressway, Eggert Road and Main Street, now stand accused of three murders, six shootings, including four drive-by shootings, a robbery that involved the shooting of a victim who survived and a shooting that occurred during a neighborhood party with numerous children present. To date, two defendants have been convicted.

A superseding indictment involving the LRG-P Gang charges three additional members and associates with racketeering stemming from their participation in the illegal activities of the street gang on Buffalo's East Side.

The illegal activities included cocaine trafficking and conspiracy to murder of rival gang members. Furthermore, 10 previously charged defendants are facing additional charges.

Defendants Gregory Scott, Fred Keys and Ranole Goodwin are each charged with racketeering.

Previously charged with cocaine trafficking in July 2012, Dewayne Gray, John Evans, Alexis Mills, Philip Brown, John Hayward, Demario Devon Nance, Kiara McNamee, Erika Gray, Timothy Finch and Dayshawn Brazier are also charged with racketeering.

The racketeering charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, a $10,000,000 fine or both.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McCabe, LRG-P is named after Lombard, Rother, Gibson and Playter Streets. Defendant Dewayne Gray was the leader of the LRG-P organization from 2009 until early 2012 and oversaw the sale of crack cocaine by various LRG-P members from gang-controlled residences on Memorial Drive, Sobieski Street and Meyers Street in Buffalo.

In April 2011, LRG-P members also conspired to kill a rival gang member, Amir Chambers, who was shot and killed on April 21, 2011 on Mills Street in Buffalo. To date, three defendants have been convicted.