The leader of the Bronx Shooting Boys gang, Andrew Done, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the November 2020 murder of Angel Barrerio in the Bronx.
According to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Damian Williams, Done was also sentenced for other racketeering offenses on Wednesday February 22, 2023.
He pleaded guilty before a judge before sentencing.
Williams, unveiled that Done was a member of the Trinitarios gang and decided to break off and make his own gang.
“Andrew Done, dissatisfied with his membership in the Trinitarios gang, decided to perpetuate gang violence in New York City by breaking off from the Trinitarios and starting his own gang,” Williams said.
He added, “His decision created a rivalry between his new gang and the Trinitarios, which led to increased acts of violence, multiple shootings, and the tragic murder of Angel Barreiro. Done’s sentence should highlight that anyone who exacerbates violent crime in our community will face a lengthy prison sentence.”
“The indictment cites the Shooting Boys as a criminal organization based in the University Heights section of the Bronx, and says the gang was founded in 2017,” Williams said.
The Shooting Boys sold crack, cocaine, heroin and marijuana while also engaging in violence with other New York gangs.
In addition to his prison term, Done was sentenced to five years of supervised release.
He and the other nine defendants who were indicted in March of 2022 pleaded guilty to various racketeering-related charges and have either been sentenced or await sentencing.