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Seven Queens residents charged in alleged gang attacks: DA

By Sadef Ali Kully

Seven alleged members and associates of a notorious street gang in southeast Queens were indicted on conspiracy, weapons and other charges for the attempted murder, shooting and assault of two individuals believed to be associated with a rival gang the Queens District Attorney office and the NYPD announced Friday.

“In both instances, the defendants’ alleged actions threatened the lives and safety of innocent bystanders as the victims were fired upon, said DA Richard Brown.

Five alleged members of the Everybody Killas (EBK) are in custody and two others are being sought by police.

“The NYPD remains committed to eliminating gang activity and improving the quality of life for the residents,” NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said.

The individuals in custody with alleged connections to the EBK gang were identified as Jerald Lowe (aka J Rock, Rock Blood), 22, from St. Albans; Jonathan Jean-Pierre (aka Bang Out), 20, from Rosedale; Anthony Biggs (aka Black), 18, from St. Albans; Kenneth Stokes (aka Kareem Stokes, Killa),18, from St. Albans and one female member Dayjah Knowles (aka Dae Dae), 18, from Jamaica, according to the indictment.

The two alleged gang members being sought by authorities were identified as Rasheed Watson, 22, from Jamaica and Jeffrey Bien-Aime, 19, from St. Albans, according to police.

As of Monday afternoon, those in custody were awaiting arraignment in Queens County Supreme Court.

Charges for the alleged gang members vary from 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.

The indictment states that the alleged gang members conspired and acted in concert with each other and shot two individuals they deemed to be from the SNOW Gang on Jan. 7, 2013, incidents that took place hours apart from each other.

The victims were treated at a Queens hospital for their injuries.

At the first crime scene, police allegedly recovered a spent shell casing. At the second crime scene, police allegedly recovered the weapon used in the shooting. The weapon was tested and the test results allegedly indicated that the weapon was used in both shootings, according to the indictment.

The Everybody Killas gang in southeast Queens is an outfit group associated with the larger national gang known as the Bloods, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.

Reach Reporter Sadef Ali Kully by e-mail at skully@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.

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