A multi-jurisdictional investigation has led to charges and indictments against eight alleged members of the Bloods gang that investigators say all conspired to kill, steal, and perform various other crimes dating as far back as April 2016.
Attorney General Alan Wilson, the Columbia Police Department, SLED, the Richland County Sheriff's Department, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, the Cayce Police Department, and the Swansea Police Department all worked in tandem to secure the eight indictments against the following.
William Anthony Burrell, jr. (a/k/a “AJ”):
Daiquan Lamont Brooks (a/k/a “Guan Stakks”):
Nasiir Ali Shaheed Daniels:
Tyree Dayquan Geiger:
Daquan Darnell Henderson (a/k/a “Huncho”):
Davanta Terrence Johnson (a/k/a “cheddar”):
Jamal Teawon Johnson (a/k/a “Mal B”):
Faiquan Daewoo Shyon Swindell (a/k/a “Gun Play”):
“These indictments describe a gang that allegedly carried out acts of violence throughout the Midlands,” Wilson said in a statement. “The State Grand Jury, the Attorney General’s Office, and state and local law enforcement will continue to work together to make our communities safer.”
According to Wilson's office, the investigation into this group began following a series of shootings that happened back on April 8, 2016 in Lexington County and Columbia, one of which was at a Lexington County school bus stop and another seemingly at random. Shootings in those areas helped investigators determine a connection between all of them as well as two earlier burglaries involving car dealerships in Swansea, and multiple vehicle thefts in Lexington County and Newberry County.
But it didn't stop there, investigators said. Officials believe the eight of them also drove through Columbia in an effort to shoot opposing gang members. However, investigators said, one of them fatally shot a fellow Bloods gang member during one shooting incident.
The investigation into this group is ongoing.
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