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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 20, 2016

10th Street Gang Member Sentenced For His Role In Two Murders

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Douglas Harville, 28, who was convicted of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Conspiracy (RICO Conspiracy), was sentenced to 210 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that between 2000 and 2010, the defendant was a member of the 10th Street Gang. As a part of his involvement in the gang, Harville participated in the murder of Brandon McDonald and Darinell Young on April 17, 2006 on Pennsylvania Street in Buffalo. The victims were innocent bystanders who were standing in front of a house when the defendant and six other gunmen mistook them as rival 7th Street Gang. During the ensuing shooting, in which several handguns and shotguns were used, Brandon MacDonald was shot in the chest and Darinell Young was shot in the leg.  Four additional victims were also shot and suffered injuries.

Harville, a 10th Street Gang member also possessed firearms, sold marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, and other controlled substances on the West Side of Buffalo.

The defendant is one of 44 10th Street Gang members and associates convicted in this case.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Investigators of the New York State Police under the direction of Major Steven Nigrelli, the Buffalo Police Department under the direction of Commission Daniel Derenda, and Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Topic: 
Violent Crimes
Updated June 22, 2016