Gang Statute Faces First Test in ’08 Shooting Case

September 3, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) — A new District law aimed at curtailing violent crime among local gangs will be tested in D.C. Superior Court in the coming days, as a jury hears evidence in the 2008 shooting death of a man who prosecutors say was killed in Northeast Washington in retaliation by a rival gang.

Prosecutors say members of the Todd Place crew orchestrated the fatal shooting of Gary O. English, 33. According to prosecutors, after English arrived home from his job as a Comcast technician and parked his car in the 2000 block of Lincoln Road NE, a white, four-door Chevrolet HHR drove up and its two passengers began shooting, striking English in his back and thigh. He was allegedly associated with the T Street gang, the Todd Place crew’s rival.

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