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Gang Members Charged In Mount Vernon Teen Basketball Star's Fatal Shooting

David Hardy Photo Credit: Mount Vernon Police
Shamoya McKenzie Photo Credit: Mount Vernon Schools

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A dozen alleged Westchester County gang members are facing federal charges for their activity in Mount Vernon, including the fatal New Year’s Eve shooting of 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie last year.

Federal prosecutors announced the indictment of 12 members of the “Goonies” street gang on Thursday, who are facing charges that range from murder and drug trafficking to weapons offenses and racketeering.

Eight of the alleged gang members were already in custody following an indictment in October. Two others were brought into custody on Thursday, officials said.

According to the indictment, the gang promoted themselves on Facebook and YouTube, proclaiming membership in the gang and photographing themselves with other gang members. They flashed signs and wore certain clothing that said “Goonies” or “GS.”

The charges include the shooting death of McKenzie , who was allegedly an innocent victim who was caught in the crossfire of a fatal bullet shot by 23-year-old David Hardy , which was intended for another man involved in gang activity. It also includes the 2014 murder of 30-year-old Dean Daniels.

Among those charged include:

  • Markel “Kellz” Overton;
  • Thomas “LT” Blanton;
  • Ernest “Ern” Web;
  • Ern Mills;
  • Kadeem “Polo” Dinham;
  • Donnie Dixon;
  • Jermaine Hughley;
  • Raheem “Rah Trigger” Jones;
  • Sincere Savoy;
  • Jamaal “Diggz” Sinclair;
  • Noel Smith;
  • Marquise “Keise” Collier.

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