Stop The Violence! Battle Between Brooklyn Toy Gangsters Leaves Two Teens Dead

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Babies, News, One-Time

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SMH. These kids are out there making up gangs and taking lives.

Teens from a of Brooklyn housing complexes are locked in an ongoing turf war that has left two dead and several others wounded in recent months, police sources said.

The clashes began as innocently as staredowns, growing into fist fights and then gunplay. The gang wanna-bes – some as young as 12 – hang out at the developments separated by about four blocks.

Police said the fisticuffs have exploded into gunfire between the Hood Starz, of Marcus Garvey Village, and the Brownsville Fly Guys, of the Marcus Garvey Houses. The two groups, police said, used to be allies. But there was a split late last year after one group thought the other was snitching. Over the summer, things grew violent.

Tyquan Spann, 16, who police say was tied to the BFG, was among the first victims. Sources said Culture Bermudez, 16, a member of the Hood Starz, shot Spann in the arm around 2:30 a.m. on June 27.

“They stand around. They look at each other and, hey, there’s an argument,” said Mark Tanis, a Brooklyn community activist. “They have to understand it’s not about toting a gun.”

The day after Spann was shot, his best friend and fellow Fly Guy, Isiah Tyler, 17, was gunned down while riding a bicycle on Strauss St. He was hit three times and died on Oct. 30, prompting yet another wave of violence.

A mere 24 hours later, police believe the Fly Guys struck back, killing Hakeem Gravenhise, 16, in front of his home on Union St. A source said his mother witnessed the murder while driving by in her car. Gravenhise, who police said ran with the Hood Starz, was awaiting trial in the shooting of an innocent bystander, 9-year-old Ronnell Gurley, when he was killed.

“It has to stop,” said Gravenhise’s aunt, Lisa Sanders. “It’s very senseless.”

Sanders, a community activist known as the Mother of Brownsville, said her nephew was a diligent student who enjoyed playing video games. About 50 unlit votive candles sat at a makeshift memorial yesterday in front of his Brownsville home.

Shortly after Gravenhise was killed, Bermudez was out on bail in the Spann shooting and looking for revenge. But he was nabbed Nov. 5 and charged with gun possession. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office requested $10,000 bail but a judge released him with no bail.

Just sad! Not to make light of a serious problem, but can we bring back the days when these neighborhood gangs were all about who dressed the flyest or danced better and serving their communities??

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  • Peppa

    Released him with no bail, so that he could go back on the streets and do what they all want them to do, kill each other. These dumb a44 inseucre hood idiots will never wake up.

  • It's Me

    The judge must be in on this foolishness.

    • jayluv

      i was thinking the same thing…sad

  • TOOMUCH

    Our young black ignorant young men have NO clue about LIFE and the ghetto hoodrat women who have brought them in this world. Instead of staying in the gang infested neighborhood because your section 8 benefits carry you from month to month. GET out of the hood and start over. This is too damn DUMB!

    • my two cents

      TooMuch-

      you mentioned the clueless males and their mothers. until folks start talking about their FATHERS, you can expect THESE stories to in very short time to be stories from the good ‘ole days. this mess will get worse before it gets better. ESPECIALLY since folks want to hold the women and children more responsible than they are willing to hold the men.

      MAN=provider/protector for their women, children, and communities.

    • how abt this

      I agree with you about these hoodrat mothers. My sister is one of them and her son is always fearing for his life and when he is not he is snapping on her. I hear the girls point about father s and that is true but women have always been the center of raising the family. And hell my sister can’t keep a man around because of her loud obnoxious mouth. She simply does not know how to raise her kids and a lot of these mothers do not.

  • jayluv

    This is just sad…

  • http://www.bossip.com SWord

    It just seems like a lost cause. I don’t see no end in sight.

    Side note: Marcus Garvey would be so dissapoointed.

    • unda da radar

      yeah so would MLK..since there’s ALWAYS violence in ANY city in that road..why is that??????

  • http://bossip GAT TURNER

    I hope yall see where your future is going….

  • MissPerfect

    i cant be in 2010 people are still involved in gangs who corny are they . killing each other and going to jail for life over thier “block” which they dont even own they can kill each other . its just alot of innocent victims are getting killed also

  • PRB

    and the government don’t seem to give a you know what! tHESE young VIOLENT gansters are doing just what they want them to do…KILL EACH OTHER AND ANY OTHER INNOCENT MINORITYY AROUND AND THAT COULD BE ME OR YOU AND NOTHING MEANINGFUL WOULD BE DOING ABOUT IT. IF MY LIFE OR ANY OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WAS TAKEN BY THIS SENSELESS ACT I WOULD HAUNT THE HELL OUT OF ALL THE LEADERS IN HIGH PLACES THAT COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO STOP THIS NONSE! END OF STORY.

    • my two cents

      the GOVERNMENT?!

      their fathers don’t care enough about them to teach them to be men. the government will work their behinds in jail like jails are the new cotton fields. which jails ARE. negroes better wake up FAST. sistas better start being REAL careful about whose babies they are willing to carry!

  • Jenene

    When the nephew of the Mother of Brownsville is still banging, that does not bode well for Brownsville.

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  • RazeKane

    This is the typical chit that goes on in the projects, but putting more of a spotlight on the murderous crimes that go on is well worth it.

  • What Do We Expect

    Mothers are still buying their kids toy guns and thinking it’s cute. It all starts with upbringing and these kids are born to kids themnselves or mothers that just don’t give a damn.

  • bizz

    My mother bought me toy guns, but I’m not running around killing & sh*t. Toy guns have nothing to do with this. Sh*tty environments and weak villages do. Lack of education does. N*GGASHYT is a disease that is rapidly becoming an epidemic. Btw, most of those d*ckheads probably touched an ACTUAL gun before they even saw a toy gun. Come on now.

  • Aunt Viv

    This happened not too far from me, and it’s just so sad. No value whatsoever placed on life. Makes me not want to have kids sometimes…

  • TRU_TO_ALL

    This isn’t nothing new. Projects have always been beefing with each other in the city and everywhere else. It’s always been like that and on the track most of us are on, it always will be.

  • daisy jay

    “We’re headed for self-destruction…”

    • my two cents

      Daisy Jay-

      HEADED for self destruction was early ’90s when negro males started publicly disrespecting the mothers, sisters, and daughters of their nation. and of course killing each other like nobody’s business.

      fast forward to now…black folks in greater number than not are SELF DESTRUCTING. no “headed”, destination destructing has been reached long ago!

  • MY GOD HELP BLK FOLKS

    AM 25YRS OF AGE I LIVE IN MARCUS GARVEY PJS.I HAVE FELONY OF GUN POSS,THOSE THIS MAKE ME A MONSTER?????I HAVE TO KIDS,I JUST GOT FIRED FROM MY JOB CAUSE OF MY RECORD..SO SEE WE ARE FORCE TO FEED N FEND FOR FOOD..PEOPLE THAT NEVER BEEN HERE SHOULD COMMENT…

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  • spikepine

    Where are the parents of these children; when are they going to be held responsible?

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