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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Bronx Gang Member Sentenced For 2018 Playground Shooting Of A 13-Year-Old

Marvin Gamoneda Participated in a June 2018 Shooting in Which a Thirteen-Year-Old Child Was Struck By Gunfire

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MARVIN GAMONEDA, a/k/a “June,” was sentenced today to 13 years in prison in connection with a shooting in the Nelson Playground on June 6, 2018, in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.  On March 15, 2021, GAMONEDA pled guilty to attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in aid of racketeering and a firearms offense before U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl, who also imposed today’s sentence.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “On June 6, 2018, Marvin Gamoneda participated in a shooting in broad daylight in a Bronx playground filled with people, including children.  During the shooting, two individuals, including a child, were hit.  Today’s lengthy sentence sends an important message that we will continue vigorously to investigate and prosecute gang violence.”

As alleged in the Indictment and statements made in open court:

Woodycrime was a criminal enterprise involved in committing numerous acts of violence, including attempted murders and assaults, as well as drug dealing, in the Bronx.  Members and associates of Woodycrime engaged in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, to preserve and expand the gang’s territory, and to protect the gang’s narcotics business.  Members and associates of Woodycrime enriched themselves by selling drugs, such as crack cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, and MDMA or “ecstasy.”  On June 6, 2018, GAMONEDA and others shot at a rival gang member in the vicinity of the Nelson Playground in the Bronx, during which two victims, including a 13-year-old child, were injured.

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In addition to his prison term, MARVIN GAMONEDA, 34, of the Bronx, was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the New York City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Andrew K. Chan, Jacob R. Fiddelman, and James Ligtenberg are in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
James Margolin, Nicholas Biase (212) 637-2600
Press Release Number: 
21-279
Updated October 14, 2021