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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of New York

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bloods Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Cold Case Murder

Trendell Walker Killed a 15-Year-Old Victim in a Gang-Related Drive-by Shooting

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Bloods gang member Trendell Walker, also known as “Live Wire” and “Debo,” pleaded guilty to the firearm-related murder of 15-year-old Alvin Brothers on August 7, 2007.  The guilty plea was entered before United States Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke.  When sentenced, Walker faces a maximum of life in prison.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent-in-Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, New York Field Office (HSI), and Geraldine Hart, Commissioner, Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD), announced the guilty plea. 

“Today’s plea demonstrates the Department’s unwavering commitment to holding accountable gang members like defendant Walker who show complete disregard for human life,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue.  “This Office and our law enforcement partners will continue working tirelessly to eliminate violent gangs from our communities.” 

According to court filings and facts presented at the plea proceeding, on August 6, 2007, several individuals assaulted Walker and attempted to rob him.  The next day, Walker met with fellow Bloods gang members and devised a plan to retaliate against his assailants.  Walker and other Bloods gang members drove to Bellport, armed with firearms, where they observed Brothers and several young people standing on the corner of Post Avenue and Patchogue Avenue.  Walker and other gang members opened fire on the group.  Brothers was shot and died from his wounds. 

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Long Island Criminal Division.  Assistant United States Attorneys Christopher C. Caffarone and Mark E. Misorek are in charge of the prosecution.    

The Defendant:

Age:  31
Riverhead, New York

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 16-CR-369 (S-2)(SJF)

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
John Marzulli United States Attorney’s Office (718) 254-6323
Updated September 3, 2019