THE BRONX — A gang member who shot a man and then posted a news article about it on Facebook with the comment, “We going to jail…I hit something in the head,” has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Deiondre Harris, 21, and 11 other members of the Sev-O gang were indicted on Monday and charged with committing four shootings, three robberies and the theft of more than $200,000 cash from ATMs, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s office.
Harris and Joel Baba, 19, shot at rival gang members on the intersection of Clay Avenue and Andrew Robinson Place on Nov. 22, 2015, and grazed one man in the head, said prosecutors.
One week later, Harris posted a screenshot of an article about the shooting in a conversation, with his confession and apt prediction of the consequences, the DA said.
Harris and fellow members of the Sev-O gang — an offshoot of the Bloods named for its home turf near East 170th Street and Clay Avenue — also stole more than $200,000 in cash by forging checks with the PIN numbers of stolen bank cards, then posed with money in photos posted to social media, according to the DA.
And gang members Emmanuel Bruntson, 23, and Latif Evans, 20, were charged with threatening to kill and robbing a young boy’s cellphone near Fordham Road and Webster Avenue in July 2014, District Attorney Darcel Clark said.
“These young men engaged in street violence as well as electronic thievery," said Clark, "and brazenly posed with wads of cash and bragged about their exploits on social media."
Seven men named in the 71-count indictment — which includes charges of attempted murder, conspiracy and grand larceny — were arrested on Monday and the remaining five were already in jail, the DA said.
Laquan Heyward, 22, Rashaun Pope, 19, Devon Vines, 23, and Bryan Vines, 24, were arraigned in Bronx Supreme Court and are scheduled to return to court on Jan. 19, the DA said.
Harris, Rashaun Pope, Ronnie Sullivan, Devon Vines and Bryan Vines have been charged with first-degree conspiracy and could face 15 years to life in prison if convicted, according to the DA.
Baba, Brunston, Evans, Andre Curry-Cruz, Laquan Heyward and Davon Delks face 8 1/3 years to 25 years in prison, the DA said.
Harris’ attorney declined to speak about the case and representatives for Baba, Bruntson and Evans did not immediately respond to requests for comment.