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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Haven Man Who Shot Victim in the Face During Robbery Attempt Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HARRY ANDERSON, also known as “Ace,” 23, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for using a firearm during a violent robbery attempt.

This matter stems from an investigation into a criminal enterprise known as the Red Side Guerilla Brims (“RSGB”), a sect of the Bloods street gang that operated in New Haven from 2011 through 2015, which was engaged in narcotics trafficking and related acts of violence, including murder, attempted murder, assaults and armed robberies.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 21, 2011, ANDERSON ordered a quantity of crack cocaine from Marquise Moore, whom he knew to be a drug dealer.  ANDERSON claims his objective in ordering the crack cocaine was not to purchase it, but to rob Moore of the drugs and any cash he had on him at the time.  When ANDERSON met Moore, he pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and shot him in the face.  ANDERSON fled before completing the robbery.

ANDERSON was incarcerated in state custody on November 29, 2011, for an unrelated armed robbery offense.  He was transferred into federal custody on May 29, 2015.  On March 9, 2016, he pleaded guilty one count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

This investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the New Haven Police Department, the Connecticut Department of Correction, the Connecticut State Police, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Hamden Police Department.  The New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office also provided critical assistance in the investigation.

An instrumental component of the investigation has been the work of the Connecticut State Crime Laboratory in utilizing the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) to analyze ballistics evidence.

This matter is being prosecuted in the District of Connecticut by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert M. Spector and Peter D. Markle.  A related case in the District of Maine is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Casey.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated August 25, 2016