BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo teen has admitted helping murder a man to enhance his standing in the Bailey Boys, a violent gang that has been dismantled by federal authorities.
Dwight Mitchell, 19, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a violent crime committed in aid of a racketeering enterprise on Tuesday. When Mitchell was just 16-years-old, he and a person identified as "TS" went to the Super Stop Food Market on Kensington Avenue in November 2010 and as Mitchell held the door, "TS" fired several shots inside.
Prosecutors say the shooting was sparked because Bailey Boys gang members believed rivals from the "Midway Crew" gang were inside. Mitchell had hoped to enhance his standing in the gang and help "TS" become a member.
Charles Myles-Jones was struck in the chest and died. He was not involved with any gang - the 20-year-old man was only an employee of the Super Stop Food Market.
Mitchell could face a maximum penalty of life in prison when he's sentenced in August.
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