DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A Queens man will spend greater than three quarters of a century in jail for fatally capturing a Brownsville safety guard and that left one other sufferer paralyzed, prosecutors stated.
Antonio Mahon, 22, was sentenced on Monday to seventy six years-to-life in jail for the homicide of 30-yr-previous Aaron Locklear, who was working safety at Riverdale Towers at Rockaway and Livonia avenues, on Nov. 28, 2014, prosecutors stated.
Mahon, a member of the Bloods gang, walked previous the housing complicated the place his rival gang members lived round eight:forty five a.m., then spun round and fired two photographs level clean, putting Locklear within the head and hitting one other guard within the again, in accordance with appearing Brooklyn District Lawyer Eric Gonzalez stated.
“The victims on this case have been two harmless younger males merely doing their jobs who acquired caught within the cross-hairs of gang-associated violence,” Gonzalez stated in a press release. “Gang members ought to be on discover that shootings like this won’t be tolerated and might be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the regulation. “
Mahon was convicted in a jury trial earlier this month of of second-diploma homicide, second-diploma tried homicide, first-diploma assault, first-diploma housebreaking, second-diploma housebreaking, two counts of second-diploma felony possession of a weapon, two counts of second-diploma assault, felony possession of a firearm and second-diploma menacing, prosecutors stated.
Locklear died 5 days after the capturing on Dec. three at Brookdale Hospital, and the opposite guard was transported to Kings County Hospital, the place docs managed to save lots of his life, however he was left partially paralyzed from the waist down, in accordance with Gonzalez.
The capturing was a part of a marketing campaign of terror by Mahon towards these he thought-about to be rivals, which included a house invasion earlier that morning when he chased one other man at gunpoint into a close-by condominium, prosecutors stated. Shortly earlier than the capturing Mahon was noticed on surveillance footage pointing a handgun at one other sufferer’s head, based on prosecutors.
Following the capturing, investigators discovered a black and silver .forty-caliber pistol in a rubbish can lower than a block away, together with two shell…