Violent Baltimore Gang Members Plead Guilty To Charges Related To 3-Year-Old’s Death

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)Five men pleaded guilty during the month of October to drug or racketeering charges related to a turf battle that saw the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl.

According to prosecutors, the men, all Baltimore residents, are part of the “Old York Money Gang,” which sold drugs, including crack cocaine and committed numerous violent crimes throughout the Waverly Way neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore.

The gang is currently under a federal indictment involving various murders, including the 2014 murder of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott who was shot to death.

DOJ Creates Task Force Focusing on MS-13 Gang, International Drug Cartels

Attorney General Jeff Sessions created a new task force aimed at zeroing in on the three of the world’s most notorious drug cartels and the brutal MS-13 street gang, already considered a top priority for federal law enforcement.

Speaking to a group of federal prosecutors on Monday, Sessions designated five groups as top transnational organized crime threats and said the new task force will “develop a plan to take each of these groups off of our streets for good.”

Sessions, who been on the receiving end of relentless verbal jabs from President Donald Trump and may be in the final stretches of his tenure, was speaking directly to one of the president’s prime targets amid the administration’s broader crackdown on immigration: MS-13.

Trump has said MS-13 gang members from the stronghold of El Salvador are coming to the U.S. both illegally and as unaccompanied minors to wreak havoc. He has held up the gang as a reason for stricter immigration policies meted out by Sessions and others.

MS-13 gang members wanted for stabbing 17-year-old teen in Queens

Police are still looking for two MS-13 gang members who allegedly stabbed a Queens teenager in August, cops said Sunday.

The NYPD’s 103rd Precinct on Saturday night tweeted photos of Dani Cruz, 25, and Maxwell Martinez, 24 — two known gang members — in the hopes that someone will recognize the men.

Police say Cruz and Martinez were involved in a stabbing incident on Sutphin Blvd. and 94th Ave. near the LIRR tracks in Jamaica on Aug. 31, in which a 17-year-old male victim was knifed in the chest around 10:30 p.m.

The teen was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition. Cops couldn’t say why the victim was targeted.