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Bronx Man Sentenced To Over 26 Years In Prison For 2011 Gang-Related Murder

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

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that DEANDRE MORRISON, a/k/a “D-Nice,” was sentenced today to 318 months in prison for the murder of Danny Delgado on August 1, 2011.  MORRISON shot and killed Delgado at the direction of a high-ranking member of the MacBallas, a subset of the Bloods street gang, in the Bronx.  MORRISON was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, after previously pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy and narcotics conspiracy offenses.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Deandre Morrison executed Danny Delgado in cold blood right outside his home.  For this senseless act of violence, Morrison will now serve over 26 years in prison.  We thank the NYPD and the DEA for their tireless work pursuing justice in this case.”

According to court filings and statements made in connection with the sentencing proceeding:

Beginning in or around 2011, MORRISON was an associate of the MacBallas, who sold crack cocaine in MacBalla territory.  On or about August 1, 2011, a high-ranking member of the MacBallas approached MORRISON and asked him to kill Danny Delgado because the high-ranking gang member believed that Delgado had publicly disrespected him.  MORRISON agreed to commit the murder, which was a means for him to increase his status among the MacBallas.  That same night, MORRISON walked to Delgado’s residence on East 153rd Street in the Bronx, walked up to Delgado, and opened fire, shooting Delgado three times, then fled on foot.  Delgado died from his injuries later that night.   After committing this murder, MORRISON gained both membership and heightened status within the MacBallas, and he remained a member of the gang for years.

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In addition to the prison term, MORRISON, 28, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced to 3 years of supervised release.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the NYPD and the DEA.

The case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Christopher Clore, Maurene Comey, and Justin Rodriguez are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 13, 2019

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 19-294