Raging turf war between Bronx gangs leaves 16-year-old dead; two juveniles arrested

10 days ago

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The NYPD said Sunday that two teens have been apprehended in connection with last week's fatal shooting of a 16 years old boy, believed to be a gang member.

The suspects were identified as 15-year-old Alec McFarland and 19-year-old Mehki Williams.

Surveillance footage caught them approaching the victim, Ramon Gil-Medrano, as he sat inside a car in Mount Hope on July 11.

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  • The younger suspect fired at least five shots at Gil-Medrano before the pair fled on a scooter.

    Detectives believe the deadly shooting was to avenge a fellow, reputed 13-year-old Crips member identified as Jaryan Elliot.

    Elliot, aka “Jay Ripp”, was gunned down earlier that same day by members of rivals “the 800 YGz”.

    The violent war between the two Bronx gangs has been raging for days, triggered by the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tyquill Daugherty.