THE BRONX — A Bronx gang member is facing life in prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in the fatal beating of a 16-year-old in a housing complex, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Anthony “Ant Flocka” Reddick, 22, was with other members of the “Young Gunnaz” crew in rival gang territory in the Melrose Houses on April 16, 2012 when they attacked Moises Lora, fracturing his skull and leaving him for dead.
“Moises Lora was only 16 years old when Anthony Reddick and his fellow gang members brutally stomped Lora to death in a vicious attack,” U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said in a statement.
“Thanks to the tireless work of law enforcement, Reddick has now admitted his role in this brutal murder. Although we cannot bring Lora back, we hope that his family will find some small measure of solace in today’s guilty plea.”
Reddick and other gang members had gotten drunk and started to argue about who had done more for the gang prior to the beating, federal prosecutors said. They drunkenly went to the public houses and beat Lora to prove how tough they were.
The gang member pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
A sentencing date has not yet been set.
He was the third crew member to plead guilty in the murder.
Reddick was busted in 2015 in a massive gang takedown that linked members of his crew and “18 Park” to at least three murders and 30 shootings between 2005 and 2015.
His lawyer did not return an immediate call for comment.