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Undercover Cop Shoots Gang Member In Sting

Undercover Cop Shoots Gang Member In Sting

Reeves's gun, with the jammed shell casing.

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

July 15, 2011

NEW YORK – A reputed Bloods member was shot to death by an undercover cop Thursday when a drug sting in the Bronx led to a life-or-death gun fight, police said.

Nelson (Boss) Reeves, 17, had arranged to sell the undercover cop $20 of crack at an apartment building in Crotona around 11:20 a.m., police said.

But once they got inside the lobby of the Prospect Ave. building, Reeves forked over phony-looking drugs, police said.

“What’s the story with this? I want real crack,” the undercover said, trying to maintain his credibility, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.

“That’s going to cost you more money,” Reeves replied.

The undercover cop coughed up another $20. But Reeves barked for more – then pulled a .25-caliber pistol and tried to take all his cash. The undercover pulled his own gun and stepped back as Reeves fired and missed, Browne said.

Reeves fired again but the gun jammed, police said. The officer fired four times, mortally wounding Reeves. The suspect later died at Lincoln Hospital. The undercover cop was not hit.

Reeves, who friends described as a Bloods member, had previously served eight months of a one-year jail sentence for possession of a submachine gun, police said.


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    sniper635

    almost 3 years ago

    824 Comments

    @Hbryant188: It should not matter if he was 16 or not. Especially since he was already a Blood's gang member and a dope dealer (and a crooked one at that). When a kid who doesn't have the scense to not shoot at the police, stay out of a gang like the Bloods, deal fake drugs, deal drugs at all and has a sub machine gun, he should be charged as an adult and sent to big boy prison for at least 15 years, if not life.

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    LanaNJ

    almost 3 years ago

    6948 Comments

    So sick of all this Bloods, Cripts, kings and Drug Dealer rival BS, I talked to some LEO's in Jersey today who PT at the Stadium and it's almost unbelievable what there up against and the age of the gun toting so called gang members. good job!

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    amramhakohen

    almost 3 years ago

    206 Comments

    "...[the perp] had previously served eight months of a one-year jail sentence for possession of a submachine gun" !? Wiskey Tango Foxtrot ! One year! What kind of short sentence is THAT, Mayor Blumberg!?

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    ToServeAndProtect

    about 3 years ago

    46 Comments

    His drugs were not quality, so he couldn't buy a good gun xD I actually got in a discussion with a man yesterday who wanted to legalize coccaine.. welcome to america.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    17, so young, too bad this kid was making all the wrong decisions- where are those parents? Unless he was acting up against them, those parents need to be investigated and possibly helped if they have any other children.
    17 you should attending prom and school events, not dealing crack.
    GOOD JOB to the Officer.

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    hnyangl

    about 3 years ago

    610 Comments

    Glad the Officer is ok

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    NewYork911

    about 3 years ago

    1672 Comments

    Glad the officer is ok...takes balls to bring a gun to an undercover buy...Looks like a good shoot.

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    sgtchump

    about 3 years ago

    208 Comments

    just another day on the job as a narc....good job..be safe

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    about 3 years ago

    2160 Comments

    Way to Go Officer!

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    Buster83

    about 3 years ago

    22 Comments

    Good job to the Officer! What i find disturbing in this story is a known gang member only gets a one year sentence for possession of a machine gun. I understand jails are overcrowded so people get out early but seriously? That D-bag should have still been behind bars, although being 6 feet under will work too.

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    ImDaChief

    about 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    That's either the cost of doing dope business or an occupaional hazard, or both...I all upset over it! :-)

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    erickbeehive

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    that is what you call a 'good start'

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    Perl

    about 3 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Great job! Not a lot of U/C's carry, but glad this one did!

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    southpore1

    about 3 years ago

    156 Comments

    St. Michael was sitting the the undercover's shoulder. Thumbs up!

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    PONCH

    about 3 years ago

    676 Comments

    Job Well Done..... !

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