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Bronx Gang Member Convicted Of Two Attempted Murders

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Jose Caban Helped Shoot and Paralyze an 18-Year-Old Victim and Shot Five Times on a Crowded Street Attempting to Murder a Gang Rival

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that a jury returned a guilty verdict yesterday against JOSE CABAN, a/k/a “Nene,” on four counts in a Superseding Indictment, including charges of violent crimes in aid of racketeering, and firearms offenses.  CABAN was convicted after a four-day trial presided over by U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni.  

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “Jose Caban participated in a violent gang.  He helped shoot an 18-year-old who was paralyzed as a result, and he opened fire on a crowded street filled with children.  Now convicted of his crimes, Caban will no longer be able to inflict harm on the people of this City.”

According to the Superseding Indictment and the evidence at trial:

The Jack Boyz are a criminal enterprise involved in committing numerous acts of violence, including shootings, in and around the Bronx.  Members and associates of the Jack Boyz engage in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, and to promote the standing and reputation of the Jack Boyz.

On June 19, 2018, near East 136th Street and Willis Avenue in the Bronx, New York, CABAN helped another gang member attempt to murder a rival, who was shot in the spine and paralyzed from the chest down.

On February 8, 2019, CABAN fired a gun five times on a street crowded with innocent bystanders, including children, in an attempt to murder a rival near East 135th Street and Willis Avenue in the Bronx.

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CABAN, 22, of the Bronx, New York, was convicted on four counts: (1) two counts of attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, each of which carries a maximum prison term of 20 years; and (2) two counts of using and carrying a firearm during, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of, a crime of violence, each of which carries a mandatory consecutive prison term of 10 years and a maximum prison term of life.

The statutory maximum penalties are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant would be determined by the judge.

CABAN is scheduled to be sentenced on February 17, 2022.

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

The case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Jamie E. Bagliebter, Lindsey Keenan, Justin V. Rodriguez, and Mathew Andrews are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated October 20, 2021

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 21-288