Man sentenced to 22 years for 2012 shooting in Martin Luther King Park

Posted at 11:44 AM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 11:44:56-05

A member of a Buffalo gang has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his involvement in a shooting at Martin Luther King Park that left one man dead in May of 2012.

Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy says Tariq Brown, 23, was convicted of RICO Conspiracy in connection with the shooting that left Marquay Lee dead and fours other wounded. Two of those wounded are suffering permanent injuries, one is now a paraplegic and the other is blinded in one eye.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan Tokash and Michael Felicetta, Brown is allegedly part of the Bailey Boys Gang, a violent criminal gang in the City of Buffalo bounded by Winspear Avenue, the Kensington Expressway, Eggert Road and Main Street.

Officials say Brown is already accused of three other attempted murders which injured two other people.

There is an ongoing investigation into the Bailey Boys Gang, the U.S. Attorney's Office says members are accused of four murders and 14 attempted murders, including four drive-by shootings. Officials say the attempted murders include a shooting during a neighborhood party where children were present and a shooting during a robbery. A total of 11 members have been arrested and seven defendants convicted.