WHITE PLAINS – Three alleged gang members have been charged in the death of Tyrone Arthur, a 38-year-old Yonkers man who was fatally shot while attending a candlelight vigil for a friend.
Da'Quan Johnson, aka "Bloody" or "Buddha," James Johnson, aka "Jimmy," and Kenneth Moore, aka "Doogie," were all named as suspects in the indictment unsealed Thursday in federal court, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.
Da'Quan Johnson, 23, and James Johnson, 22, both of Yonkers, and 24-year-old Moore, of Mount Vernon, are members of the GMF gang, a street-level gang operating near the Schlobohm Housing Project in Yonkers, Bharara said.
On the evening of Dec. 27, gunshots were fired by a rival gang near the area of Palisade Avenue and Elm Street in Yonkers, territory authorities said the GMF gang claims as their own.
Da'Quan Johnson and Moore are accused of traveling with other gang members to Highland Avenue and Jackson Street, ground held by their rivals, and firing into a crowd gathered at a candlelight vigil for a motorcyclist killed in an earlier bike accident. At 10:17 p.m. Arthur was shot in the chest. He died later that night at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.
Da'Quan Johnson, who was arrested Thursday in Yonkers, and Moore, who was arrested in Georgia and presented in Atlanta federal court, have each been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence resulting in death.
James Johnson, who also was arrested Thursday in Yonkers, is accused of hiding the murder weapon after the shooting. He was charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder.