“various charges including attempted murder and conspiracy, in addition to drug and weapons charges”
A member of the MS-13 gang was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting that occurred on a New York City subway platform in broad daylight.
Ramiro Gutierrez is believed to be one of a group of MS-13 members who were arrested by ICE on various charges in December of last year.
Ali Winston reports at the New York Times:
Queens Subway Shooting: MS-13 Member Is Arrested, Police Say
A 26-year-old man who the police said is a member of the violent MS-13 street gang was arrested Monday in connection with the brazen murder of a gang rival on a Queens subway platform the previous day.
The murder was the first killing on the subway in more than a year.
Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said the fatal shooting stemmed from a feud between rival Central American gangs in Queens.
The victim, Abel Mosso, 20, had been identified by investigators as a member of the 18th Street gang, he said. The gunman is a known MS-13 gang member, Chief Shea said.
Though Chief Shea did not name him, the man taken into custody was Ramiro Gutierrez, a law enforcement official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an open case. Mr. Gutierrez and 11 others were charged in December by the Queens district attorney with conspiracy and attempted murder, as well as drug and weapons charges. He was freed on $2,500 bail awaiting trial.
Here’s a video report on the shooting from PIX News in New York. Be forewarned, the shooting footage is graphic:
This press release from ICE in December mentions Gutierrez and has details on the arrest (emphasis is mine):
Members of the violent MS-13 street gang charged with conspiring to commit murder, burglary and other crimes
Twelve alleged members of the La Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, street gang were indicted by a Queens County grand jury Tuesday on various charges including attempted murder and conspiracy, in addition to drug and weapons charges. This following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Queens South Gang Squad working with the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Top leaders are accused of plotting to kill a rival gang member and planning the execution of a man who left the MS-13 gang, investigators recovered guns and drugs during this takedown.
The long-term investigation utilized various investigative techniques, including court-authorized wiretaps, video and physical surveillance, the gang members allegedly discussed their plans to kill two individuals and to burglarize a home where they believed $80,000 could be taken…
Queens DA Brown identified one of the main defendants as Jorge “Terrible” Andrade, 35, who is named in two of the three indictments handed up by a Queens grand jury. The 12 defendants – who range in age from 20 to 35 – are alleged to have conspired to kill two people – a rival member of the Latin Kings and a former member of MS-13. Defendants, Josue “Colocho” Levia, 21, Angel “Chamuco” Romero, 20, and Ramiro “Caramalo” Gutierrez, 26, are charged in the third indictment with plotting a home invasion in Kew Garden Hill neighborhood of Queens. (See Addendum for details on each defendant).
You may recall that Trump has been mocked by Democrats for calling this group a threat. If we had an honest media, some of those people would be asked about that today.
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