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12 alleged members of East Side gang indicted

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Eleven alleged members of an East Side gang have been arrested- and authorities are looking for one more. 

U.S. Attorney J. P. Kennedy announced the arrests in conjunction with several law enforcement agencies on Thursday. 

Kennedy says those arrested are members of the CBL-BFL gang, formed in 2009. Many of the suspects operated out of the Towne Garden Apartments at the corner of Jefferson Street and Clinton Avenue, where many of the gang members lived. Kennedy said some of the units were used to store guns and drugs. 

Kennedy says the gang's violence and intimidation even spread outside of the East Side, to places like the Galleria Mall and the Chippewa district. 

Their charges include racketeering and narcotics conspiracy, possession of firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

Named in the indictment are: 

 

  • ·        Shawn Woods, a/k/a Pif, 26;
  • ·        Michael Walker, a/k/a Yam, 27;
  • ·        Mikel Lowe, a/k/a L-O, 24;
  • ·        Aaron Mack, a/k/a Dean, a/k/a Deano, 26;
  • ·        Shameris Washington, a/k/a GB, 20;
  • ·        Maurice Rice, a/k/a Reese, 20;
  • ·        Dalvon Curry, a/k/a Dale, a/k/a Dalo, 22;
  • ·        Dajon Nettles, a/k/a Gucc, 24;
  • ·        Larell Watkins, a/k/a 90-Ls, 20;
  • ·        Larry Watkins, Jr., 26;
  • ·        Larquon Watkins, a/k/a 90, 25
  •          Rashad Rose, a/k/a Gotti, 23.

 

Delvon Curry, 22, is also charged in two murders- the Dec. 2015 murder of rival gang member Jaquan Sullivan and the Jan. 2017 killing of Xavier Wimes. 

Larell Watkins, 20, was also charged in the 2017 murder. 

Woods, Rose, and Mack are also charged with assault in aid of racketeering. 

Law enforcement is still looking for 23-year-old Rashad Rose. 

 

Anyone who sees Rose is asked to call 911. 


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