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(SYRACUSE) Upstate NY gang member admits killing 20-month-old

Fri, July 05, 2013 11:50 AM | NYGIA (Administrator)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) undefined A 23-year-old Syracuse man who was a member of a local gang has admitted fatally shooting a 20-month-old child while attempting to kill a rival gang member nearly three years ago.

The admission by Saquan Evans came Wednesday as he pled guilty to a federal indictment that charged him and 13 others with conspiring to exploit their membership in the Bricktown Gang.

Evans opened fire on Rashaad Walker Sr.'s minivan in November 2010. One of the bullets hit and killed Rashaad Walker Jr. as he sat in his child seat.

Police said the shooting was gang-related retaliation.

Evans was convicted of murder in state court in May 2012 and is serving 25 years to life in prison. But he had previously denied killing the child.

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