NYC Gang Member: Released After First Shooting, Goes On Three More

by Penka Arsova
LaCorte News

A 23-year-old alleged gang member took part in at least three shootings in New York City not long after he was released on an attempted murder charge.

The story: Darrius Sutton, a purported member of the Bloods gang, was arrested on May 20 for a shooting that took place four days prior at an East New York building. The victim was seriously injured and, according to Justice Department officials, it was Sutton who shot him, the New York Daily News reported.

[…] He was released the same day of his arrest because, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, the one witness in the case changed his 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,” a spokesperson for the district attorney said.

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