Ninth Member of Bailey Boys Gang Charged in a Drive-By Shooting
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 22, 2012|
BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Derrick Ramos, 22, of Buffalo, New York, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with committing a violent crime in aid of a racketeering enterprise and using and discharging a firearm in furtherance of that crime. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony M. Bruce, who is handling the case, Ramos is a member of the Bailey Boys Gang. According to the complaint, on December 30, 2010, the defendant was one of the shooters involved in a drive-by shooting during which Philip Brown, also known as “Skateboard,” and a second, unidentified man were wounded. The complaint alleges that Ramos and several other individuals, who were all in a van, located two individuals they believed to be members of a rival gang in the vicinity of Broadway and Sears on Buffalo’s East Side. The defendant and at least one other (possibly two others) fired a series of shots at the two individuals, hitting Brown in the shoulder and the second individual in the upper thigh.
Ramos is the ninth person to be charged in the ongoing investigation of the Bailey Boys Gang. One defendant has been convicted.
The criminal complaint is the result of an ongoing investigation on the part of the United States Attorney’s Office in close cooperation with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III; the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda; the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, under the Direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota; the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy B. Howard; and the Amherst Police Department, under the direction of Chief John Askey.