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Gang Member Arrested for Killing Teen at Bronx Party, Officials Say

By Eddie Small | January 6, 2017 5:49pm

WAKEFIELD — A Bronx gang member has been arrested for fatally shooting a teenager at a party more than two years ago, police said.

The U.S. Attorney announced on Dec. 30 that Martin "Tyliek" Mitchell had admitted to killing 17-year-old Keshon Potterfield at a birthday party in June 2014, and the NYPD said on Friday that he has been arrested and charged with murder in Potterfield's death.

Mitchell was a member of the gang Big Money Bosses and attended a birthday party at 756 E. 232nd St. with other gang members on June 22, 2014, where he fatally shot Potterfield as part of a rivalry with another gang, officials said.

He has admitted to the murder and pleaded guilty to being involved in a racketeering conspiracy, for which he could face life in prison.

Mitchell was also sentenced to two years behind bars in June after pleading guilty to an April 2015 shooting at Carpenter Avenue and East 219th Street, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.