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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bailey Boys Gang Member Sentenced For His Role In Two Murders

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Tyrone Brown, 25, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of RICO Conspiracy in connection with two deadly shootings, was sentenced to 264 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan A. Tokash, who handled the prosecution of this case, Brown was a member of the Bailey Boys Gang, a violent criminal gang which operates in an area of the City of Buffalo bounded by Winspear Avenue, the Kensington Expressway, Eggert Road and Main Street.
Through the course of the conspiracy of which he was convicted, defendant committed he following acts:
• On January 11, 2011, the defendant shot and killed Harold McCain inside a store on Genesee Street in Buffalo.
• On June 14, 2011, defendant shot and killed Kevin Wilkins in a drive-by shooting on Minnesota Avenue in Buffalo.
• On November 9, 2011, the defendant, co-defendant Eddie Allen, and other members of the Bailey Boys Gang robbed several people at a house party on Rounds Avenue in Buffalo, and during the course of those robberies, defendant participated in the attempted murder of Omego Stafford who was shot and wounded.    
• On June 28, 2011, defendant and other co-defendants went to Shirley Avenue in Buffalo and opened fire on rival gang members. One person was shot and wounded.
• Between 2004 and April 23, 2013, defendant and other members of the Bailey boys Gang distributed cocaine in the territory controlled by the gang.
• As a result of the ongoing investigation into the Bailey Boys Gang, its members now stand accused of 4 murders, 14 attempted murders—including four drive-by shootings. The attempted murders include a shooting that occurred during a neighborhood party with numerous children present and a shooting that occurred during a robbery. A total of 11 were arrested, and to date, 8 defendants have been convicted. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.          
Today’s sentence is the result of an ongoing investigation on the part of the United States Attorney’s Office in close cooperation with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney John Flynn; the Buffalo Police Department, under direction of Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda; the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, under the Direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen; the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy B. Howard; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.

Updated January 31, 2017