OffbeatHigh-ranking alleged Bloods member faces federal charges for murder-for-hire hit on Bronx mobster

14:08  09 november  2018
14:08  09 november  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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A high - ranking member of the Bloods gang was arrested Thursday in connection with a Bushawn Shelton was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a reputed mobster . Police arrested Shelton in 2006 on charges of assault and battery for an incident that occurred at the same Bronx

Bushawn Shelton, 34, an alleged high - ranking member of the Bloods allegedly paid another man For years, the Zottolas fostered close ties to the Luchese and Bonanno crime families, providing and That's federal prosecutors theory of last week's murder of Sylvester Zottola, 71, a reputed member

High-ranking alleged Bloods member faces federal charges for murder-for-hire hit on Bronx mobster© State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

An alleged Bloods gang leader faces federal murder-for-hire charges for ordering the killing of a reputed Bonanno crime family associate at a McDonald’s drive-through in the Bronx.

Bushawn (Shelz) Shelton, 34, plotted for nearly a year to rub out 71-year-old Salvatore (Sally Daz) Zottola, federal prosecutors said.

Like Rasputin — the Russian mystic who survived several attempts on his life — Zottola proved hard to kill.

In December, three men busted into Zottola’s home in Pelham Bay, repeatedly stabbed him, and robbed him. Zottola survived.

Another attempt on his life came in June — but Zotolla got the better of his would-be assassin, firing a shot at him when he showed up near his home.

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A high - ranking member of the notorious Bloods gang who is believed to have orchestrated a hit on a reputed mobster was arrested, police officers said. Shelton served jail time from 2009 to 2012 for criminal possession of a weapon. His record also includes a gang assault on a man and his pregnant

The Bloods , also known as Original Blood Family (OBF), are a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California. The gang is widely known for its rivalry with the Crips. They are identified by the red color worn by their members and by particular gang symbols

Shelton paid an associate to kill Zottola’s son in July in hope of luring the elder Zottola out into the open, authorities allege.

The younger Zottola was shot several times, but survived.

Zottola’s luck ran out on Oct. 4, when Shelton’s associates gunned him down as he waited to get coffee at a McDonald’s on Webster Ave. in Claremont, authorities said.

Shelton was paid after the murder, prosecutors said. When he was busted in his East New York home, authorities found $45,000 and a gun.

He awaits arraignment on murder-for-hire conspiracy, perjury and other charges in Brooklyn federal court.

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