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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

“2fly” Gang Member Sentenced To More Than 23 Years In Prison For 2013 Murder Of Seventeen-Year-Old And 2012 Non-Fatal Shooting

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JAQUAN MCINTOSH, a/k/a “BJ,” a member of the violent “2Fly YGz” (“2Fly”), a violent street gang that operated in and around the Eastchester Gardens public housing development (“ECG”) in the Bronx, was sentenced today to 280 months in prison for his role in a 2013 murder of a boy on his seventeenth birthday at ECG and a shootout with rival gang members in 2012, during which three victims – including a 14-year-old girl caught in the crossfire – were shot in a Bronx park. MCINTOSH pled guilty on November 7, 2016, in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn, MCINTOSH was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “During a shootout in October 2013, Jaquan McIntosh, a member of the violent street gang operating in Eastchester Gardens, murdered a seventeen year-old on his birthday and also engaged in a 2012 shootout during which three victims, including a 14 year-old girl, were shot. Gang violence of the type McIntosh engaged in threatens the safety and security of all New Yorkers. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prevent it and to bring to justice those who commit it.”

According to the Indictment and other documents filed in the case, as well as statements made during the public proceedings in this case:

MCINTOSH was a member of 2Fly, a subset of the “Young Gunnaz,” or “YG” street gang, which operated throughout New York City. 2Fly was based in the Bronx, within and around ECG and in an area called the “Valley” or the “V,” which is in the vicinity of Gun Hill Road. ECG is a rectangular complex of residential buildings bordered by Burke, Adee, Yates, and Bouck Avenues, in the middle of which is a playground. The gang war between 2Fly and rival street gangs led to an enormous amount of fatal and non-fatal violence between 2007 and 2016 in the Northern Bronx, including shootings, stabbings, slashings, beatings, and robberies. Members and associates of 2Fly controlled the narcotics trade at ECG, which took place in the open air at the playground and in apartments at ECG. 2Fly primarily sold marijuana and crack cocaine, but also sold powder cocaine and prescription pills, such as oxycodone. 2Fly members and associates stored guns at the playground or in nearby apartments or cars in order to protect the narcotics business and for protection against rival gangs.

As part of his involvement in 2Fly, MCINTOSH murdered Donville Simpson on October 5, 2013 – Simpson’s seventeenth birthday – during a shootout at ECG with rival gang members. MCINTOSH also participated with other 2Fly members in a shootout with rival gang members on August 7, 2012, in a public park in the Bronx. Three victims were shot, including a 14-year-old girl caught in the crossfire.

MCINTOSH was arrested in this case as a result of a multi-year investigation by the New York City Police Department’s Bronx Gang Squad (the “Bronx Gang Squad”), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Violent Gang Unit (“HSI”), the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and the Joint Firearms Task Force of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) into gang violence in the Northern Bronx. On April 27, 2016, the Indictment captioned United States v. Laquan Parrish et al., 16 Cr. 212 (LAK) was unsealed, charging 57 members and associates of 2Fly with racketeering conspiracy, narcotics conspiracy, narcotics distribution, and/or firearms charges. To date, 54 of these defendants have pled guilty.

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Mr. Kim praised the outstanding work of NYPD’s Bronx Homicide Squad, NYPD’s 49th Precinct Detective Squad, NYPD’s Bronx Gang Squad, HSI, DEA, and ATF. He also thanked the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Investigation, NYCHA Inspector General’s Office for their ongoing support in this investigation.

This case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Rachel Maimin, Micah W.J. Smith, Hagan Scotten, Jessica Feinstein, and Drew Skinner are in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated July 19, 2017