19 violent gang members were taken off the streets of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn this week as federal authorities unveiled two indictments Wednesday.
According to Patch.com, 19 members of the notorious 900 street gang were arrested and charged with at least 13 shootings and other acts of violence, including 2 murders.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the indictments in law enforcement's ongoing efforts to curb gang violence in the Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights neighborhoods.
"I'm confident this takedown of these gang members will make a difference to the people of Brooklyn, especially people who live in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area and Crown Heights," Gonazalez said at a press conference. "Many of these defendants were charged with multiple acts of violence and shootings, so there's a multiplying impact toward peace when they are taken off the streets."
The defendants face 77 charges, including the fatal shootings of 22-year-old Tracey Washington and Tyler Felder last year.
Washington, a member of the rival Hoolie gang, ran a stolen credit car ring and believed he was meeting a girl to join the scheme.
He was shot before he could exit a cab on Dean Street in June, prosecutors say. According to the indictment, members of the 900 gang "catfished" Washington by posing as a girl on Instagram.
Three gang members -- Kaireil Haynie, Alexander Williams and Tysean Devonshire -- were charged in the murder case.
Williams and 21-year-old Wydeem Rudd are also charged in the fatal shooting of Felder, whom Rudd and Williams incorrectly blamed for the shooting of a 900 gang member.
Felder was shot six times, including once in the head, on Sept. 28.