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CrimeMount Vernon gang member tried to have shooting witness killed: DA

18:40  23 may  2019
18:40  23 may  2019 Source:   lohud.com

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A jailed gang member used a tiny cellphone to orchestrate a plan to kill a woman who was a witness to the shooting , authorities said. Fios1 News.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY — A Mount Vernon man, who is allegedly a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang , was awaiting trial for a 2016 shooting when Westchester County Authorities said they interrupted the gang plot, which was hatch behind bars, involving a smuggled cell phone, two different

A Mount Vernon gang member awaiting trial for a 2016 shooting orchestrated a plan to kill a woman who was a witness to the shooting, authorities said today.

Jason Garcia and four others — including two of his girlfriends — were indicted on felony charges of first-degree attempted murder and second-degree conspiracy.

The plan was thwarted by law enforcement monitoring jail phone calls and other communications and they arrested one girlfriend, Cassaundra Dunham, and the intended killer, Damien Rickard, when she went to give him a laser-equipped handgun at Garcia’s direction in mid-March, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office said.

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A jailed Mount Vernon gang member awaiting trial for a 2016 shooting used a tiny cellphone to orchestrate a plan to kill a woman who was a witness to the shooting , authorities said on Thursday.

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Dunham had also used social media to track down the witness, officials said.

Mount Vernon gang member tried to have shooting witness killed: DA© Westchester County District Attorney's Office Jason Garcia has been charged with attempted murder.

The other girlfriend, LaQuana Kershaw, was arrested in early March on a promoting contraband charge after allegedly delivering a cellphone charger to Garcia. Prosecutors said he was secretly using the phone as part of the murder conspiracy.

Kershaw is accused of working to locate the witness, as well as someone who would kill her. She also scouted locations for the killing where there were no surveillance cameras, officials said.

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A Mount Vernon gang member is accused of ordering the shooting of two victims. Post to Facebook. Jason Garcia, a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang , ordered the shots. The 35-year-old is facing second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and two counts

Rickard, Kershaw and Dunham pleaded not guilty at their arraignments this morning before Westchester County Judge David Zuckerman. Garcia and Matthew Brown are awaiting arraignment.

Garcia, 36, faces is awaiting trial on charges stemming from a shooting outside the Garden Bar in Mount Vernon on Dec. 10, 2016.

Garcia, a member of the Bloods Gang who is also known as "G-shine" and "Mecca-J," ordered the shooting of two people that day outside the bar at 766 S. Fifth Ave., the DA's Office said after he was indicted in August 2018.

At 1:44 a.m. on Dec. 10, 2016, one person was shot in the head and another person was shot in the chest and neck, officials said. Both people survived, but they face "lifelong medical difficulties," officials said.

The shooting was captured on surveillance video, officials said, and Garcia was indicted in August 2018 on felony charges of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

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Garcia is being held without bail at the Westchester County jail. He is due back in Westchester County Court on May 30 in the original shooting case.

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