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Bronx Gang Leader Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For 2020 Murder And Other Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ANDREW DONE, a/k/a “Caballo,” the leader of the “Shooting Boys” gang, was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for the November 5, 2020, murder of Angel Barreiro in the Bronx and other racketeering offenses.  DONE previously pled guilty before United States District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who imposed the sentence.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “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.  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.”

According to the Indictment, other documents filed in federal court, and statements made in public court proceedings:

The “Shooting Boys” is a criminal organization based in the University Heights section of the Bronx.  DONE founded the Shooting Boys in or about 2017.  DONE and his followers were originally associated with the “Sunset” chapter of the Trinitarios gang, but DONE decided to break off from the Trinitarios and form his own gang.  DONE then convinced other disaffected Trinitarios to join the Shooting Boys as well.  

Under DONE’s leadership, the Shooting Boys sold crack, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana throughout the Bronx and engaged in a back-and-forth series of shootings with the Trinitarios and other associated gangs.  The rivalry between the Shooting Boys and the Trinitarios led to multiple non-fatal shootings and other acts of violence against rival gang members and innocent bystanders.  It culminated in the murder of Angel Barreiro on November 5, 2020.

On that date, Barreiro was sitting in the driver’s seat of his parked car opposite 1365 Cromwell Avenue in the Bronx.  DONE approached Barreiro, removed a firearm from his jacket, and shot Barreiro multiple times through the car’s passenger side window.  DONE then walked over to the driver’s side of the car and shot Barreiro again.  DONE fled to the Dominican Republic shortly after the murder and was apprehended by the United States Marshals Service in April 2022.

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In addition to his prison term, DONE, 24, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced to five years of supervised release. 

DONE was initially charged by indictment in March 2022 with nine other individuals who were members or associates of the Shooting Boys gang.  The other nine defendants have all pled guilty to various racketeering related charges and have either been sentenced to prison terms or are awaiting sentencing.

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the New York City Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.    

The case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dominic A. Gentile, Adam S. Hobson, and Jim Ligtenberg are in charge of the prosecution.


Nicholas Biase
(212) 637-2600

Updated February 22, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-069