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One man crimewave: Brooklyn gang member carries out THREE drive-by shootings just weeks after being freed without bail on attempted murder charge

A Brooklyn gang member has carried out three drive-by shootings since he was freed without bail earlier this year, federal prosecutors allege.
Darrius Sutton was initially arrested in connection with a shooting, outside an East New York building on May 16, that left a man seriously injured. 
But the 23-year-old was set free without bail on May 20 - the same day as his arrest.
This was despite charges of attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and assault with intent to cause injury, according to court documents. 
Darrius Sutton, 23, (above) allegedly carried out three drive-by shootings on July 13 and 14, after he was released without bail on May 20
Darrius Sutton, 23, (above) allegedly carried out three drive-by shootings on July 13 and 14, after he was released without bail on May 20
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office said the lone witness in the case recanted, the New York Post reported.
A DA spokesman said in a statement: 'At the time of arraignment, the sole eyewitness had recanted so we did not have sufficient evidence to keep the defendant in custody.
'The investigation is continuing and we hope other witnesses come forward.'
But less than two months later, Sutton allegedly joined others in three drive-by shootings this summer.
Sutton was involved in a series of drive-by shootings on July 13 and 14, federal prosecutors said.
They added that Sutton's fingerprints were lifted from the door of one of the cars used in the shootings, and he was also seen on CCTV firing a weapon.
Prosecutors also claimed that Sutton is a gang member of the Gorilla Stone subset of the Bloods.
Federal prosecutors claimed that Sutton is responsible for other shootings in Brooklyn since August 2019, which saw seven people injured. Pictured, CCTV footage of a shooting Sutton was allegedly involved in
Federal prosecutors claimed that Sutton is responsible for other shootings in Brooklyn since August 2019, which saw seven people injured. Pictured, CCTV footage of a shooting Sutton was allegedly involved in
Sutton was also  allegedly seen on surveillance-camera footage in a separate shooting, on April 20.
The footage shows him sneak up behind a rival gang member and ambush him, officials say. 
The victim was nearly killed after being shot him three times in broad daylight, prosecutors allege.
Federal prosecutors also claim that Sutton has taken part in five other shootings, besides the April incident, since August 2019. 
Prosecutors said: 'The defendant's violent spree over the last year has left at least seven individuals with gunshot wounds. 
'That these events did not lead to seven deaths is entirely fortuitous — the videos described above make clear that the defendant shoots to kill.' 
Law enforcement officials excused a warrant at his East New York apartment and Sutton was arrested again last week.
He is now being held in federal custody at at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, pending his trial.
Sutton was arrested again after the three drive-by shootings and is now being held in federal custody at at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, pending his trial
Sutton was arrested again after the three drive-by shootings and is now being held in federal custody at at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, pending his trial
Sutton faces up to 10 years in prison on federal charges for criminal possession of a weapon by a felon. 
After his release in May, Sutton also appeared in a hip-hop music video for the song Crime Rate by Brooklyn Rapper BK Eaz, prosecutors said.
'The song features lyrics intended to threaten rival gangs,' prosecutors claimed in a statement asking for Sutton's pre-trial detention.
Two minutes into the video, the rapper is believed to refer to Sutton by his alleged alias, Blizz Meecho. 
He says: 'Meecho say get him, I got him.'
Sutton also spent two years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman and breaking her teeth in 2014. 

3 comments:

  1. You know, I thought no or low bail laws were supposed to allow those who were charged with NON-violent crimes to be out in order to not be locked up for months because poor. When did these laws change to include violent charges? When did these laws change to allow those who get out commit more crimes get more charges then get out again take effect????? That was never the way it was proposed.

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  2. Surprise, surprise, a "thug" acting like a "thug". Who would have thought?

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