Authorities: Shootings and illegal weapons linked to violent gang

Members of the “Bloodhound Brims,” a gang which authorities say is a subset of the “Bloods” street gang, allegedly operated across Long Island.

Cecilia Dowd

Feb 15, 2024, 10:38 PM

Updated 56 days ago

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A total of 31 alleged gang members and associates are part of a 103-count indictment involving shootings, armed robberies and illegal weapons.
Members of the “Bloodhound Brims,” a gang which authorities say is a subset of the “Bloods” street gang, allegedly operated across Long Island. The activity was primarily centered in parts of Suffolk County including Riverhead and Mastic, authorities said.
The Suffolk County district attorney said there was a leader of the gang in each county. “These Nassau and Suffolk County leaders allegedly worked together and ordered violence through shootings of rival gangs to make the Bloodhound Brims dominant on Long Island and to maintain fear and respect of the gang,” said District Attorney Ray Tierney.
Schoolteacher Kimberly Midgette, who was killed in 2023 in Hempstead, was allegedly shot by the gang but authorities believe she was not the intended target. Her 10-year-old daughter was there but not harmed. Oumar Barry has been charged in Midgette’s murder.
Prosecutors said that the gang was run by a man in a California prison, Latique Johnson, who demanded and received money which went to his prison commissary account. Authorities seized more than $30,000.
“Let’s face facts,” said Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly. “Gangs don’t care about the laws that we all try to obey.”


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