Quandel Smothers, 29, known on the street as ‘Chucky,’ led the group with a strong hand. In 2011, he allegedly shot another Elite Assassin Millas member who he thought was going to kill another gang member over a drug dispute, according to the Brooklyn US Attorney’s office.
US Attorney’s Office Cracks Down on NYC Gang Violence
US Attorney Richard Donoghue said that gang-related violence brings more violence, and the city will not tolerate violent crimes committed by the Brooklyn Blood in New York City.
Another group member, Tyshawn, ‘Reck’ Corbett, 30, also was accused of fatally shooting a rival gangbanger named Michael Tenorio in 2015 as revenge for the shooting of an EAM member.
Corbett Shot Tenorio As He Lay On the Ground
Surveillance video of the shooting Corbett running after Tenorio down a residential block while firing a handgun at him. He continued to shoot him as he fell down, said the US Attorney’s office.
Corbett also has been accused of trying to kill the same man in both 2016 and 2018.
The successfully attempted murder was successful when Corbett teamed up with other gang members – brothers Devon Bristol, 29, and Marlon Bristol, 32, to put a GPS device on the victim’s vehicle.
He shot the man and left him partially paralyzed in June 2018 before being driven away in a car driven by Desmonn ‘Des’ Beckett, 27, who also has been charged with accessory to murder.
Other EAM Members Arrested For Planning a Hit
EAM members Andrew Campbell and Qawon Allen also were accused of planning a hit on another rival gang member who they thought had shot at Corbett in 2018. That victim also was paralyzed in the attack.
Corbett, Smothers, Campbell, Allen, the Bristol Brothers and Qawon ‘Phorty Wap’ Allen, 26, face various federal charges for murder and racketeering after the joint investigation by the FBI and NYPD.
If he is convicted on federal murder charges, Corbett can be put in prison for life.
Allen has been charged with providing the firearm used in the Glenmore Avenue murder and faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and could receive life in prison.
Smothers and the Bristol brothers could receive at least five years in prison and up to life in prison. Campbell and Beckett face up to 10 years in prison each.
Five of the accused were arrested yesterday evening and arraignments were scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The other accused gang members are in federal hands and will be arraigned at a later time.
Violence and Murder Common With Brooklyn Bloods Members
The Brooklyn Bloods are involved in so much violence a local New York City paper has a section dedicated to their mayhem.
According to the New York Post, a Blood gangbanger was sentenced to life in prison in February 2020 for executing a man for urinating in the street. He shot him in the heart as he begged for his life, according to court records.
Bloods member Christopher Poole, 26, murdered Rasheed Olabode, 27, after catching him urinating behind a car in Newark in April 2018.
Surveillance video showed the victim praying to be spared but Poole shot him anyway.
Victim’s Only Mistake Was Urinating in Front of a Killer
According to prosecutor Jason Goldberg in Essex County, NJ, the only mistake the victim made was urinating in front of the wrong person.
That simple act, one that every person does every day, was enough for Poole to shoot him in the heart as he prayed and tried to get out of it.
Poole, who has a tattoo on the throat of a hand with the middle finger extended, has a long rap sheet going back to when he was 15.
The judge noted in court the accused had no remorse for executing the man in front of two of the victim’s friends.
Judge Ronald Wigler said this was one of the most senseless murder cases he had seen in his time on the bench.
Poole received life in prison for first-degree murder. He also got 10 years for a weapons offense that will run concurrently.
The convicted man must serve at least 60 years before he is eligible for parole under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act.
One of the convict’s sisters cried and left the courtroom when he received his life sentence. She said that she knew his heart and that this was not who he wanted to become in life.
Olabode was from Nigeria. His family did not have enough money to get to New Jersey for the sentencing.
- Brooklyn Bloods Members Face Federal Charges for Brazen Gun Warfare. Accessed at https://nypost.com/2020/06/24/brooklyn-bloods-members-face-federal-charges-for-brazen-gun-warfare/
- Gangbanger Gets Life in Prison for Killing Man Who Was Urinating. Accessed at https://nypost.com/2020/02/05/nj-gangbanger-gets-life-in-prison-for-killing-man-who-was-urinating-in-street/