Darrius Sutton, a Brooklyn gang member who was released without bail on an attempted murder charge in May, has taken part in three more shootings weeks after being released.
The 23 year old Sutton was charged to court on May 16 on account sporadic shooting which hit and seriously injured a man in the courtyard of an East New York building,
He was however relapses without bail set despite multiple charge count which included attempted murder, criminal possession of weapon and assault with intent to cause injury.
A spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney, said, “At the time of arraignment the sole eyewitness had recanted so we did not have sufficient evidence to keep the defendant in custody.
“The investigation is continuing and we hope other witnesses come forward.”
Nevertheless, federal prosecutors stated that Sutton is responsible for several other shootings in Brooklyn over the past year that have injured seven, including a macabre April attack in which he allegedly snuck up behind a rival gang member and shot the unsuspecting man three times in the back, nearly killing him.
“As the video of the shooting and the photographs … make clear, it was entirely fortuitous that the defendant was unsuccessful in his attempt to murder the victim,” prosecutors wrote in a filing last Wednesday, the same day Sutton was arrested by federal agents.
He is now in federal custody at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center after a magistrate judge ordered him held last week.
The feds have charged Sutton as a felon in possession of a weapon for the April 20 shooting. He faces up to 10 years in prison in the case.