A Newark NJ gang member is going to prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges and racketeering charges.
The suspect, a 27-year-old Newark NJ man, belonged to the Bloods street gang and allegedly tried to shoot someone who belonged to a rival gang.
The suspect was also accused of committing other violent crimes over a four-year period.
Police began to focus on the suspect shortly after starting and investigation into the Bloods gang in Essex County, New Jersey. Several agencies conducted the joint investigation, including the Newark Police Department, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The suspect ultimately avoided trial in U.S. District Court by reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The suspect pleaded guilty to the attempted murder and racketeering charges and prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of 22 years in a federal penitentiary. The suspect will also be subject to five years of supervised released after he finishes his prison sentence.
On July 10, the suspect will appear in court for a formal sentencing hearing.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Bloods Street Gang Member Admits He Tried to Kill Rival.”