Philadelphia gang members charged in murder-for-hire plot, shootings that killed 4, injured 8

Law enforcement says they are dismantling a violent Philadelphia gang that has wreaked havoc across the city as they charge several members in yearlong investigations.

"BNG is history," DA Larry Krasner said Monday in a press conference condeming the gang's role in several fatal and non-fatal shootings carried out over several months beginning in 2021.

"Big Naddy Gang" or "BNG" was formed after 15-year-old Nahmeer Johnson was killed in April 2021. Officials say the gang has used the teen's death as justification for their violent acts.

A deep dive grand jury investigation led to new and additional charges in connection to a spree of gun violence that left four people dead and eight others injured:

  • Double non-fatal shooting on 33rd and York streets on July 4, 2021
  • Non-fatal shooting on Judson Street on September 5, 2021
  • Homicide on West Huntingdont Street on September 6, 2021
  • Homicide on York Street on September 18, 2021
  • Homicide and double non-fatal shooting on 33rd Street on September 29, 2021
  • Double non-fatal shooting on Cambria Street on October 4, 2021
  • Non-fatal shooting on 22nd Street on October 10, 2021
  • Homicide on 28th Street on January 2, 2022


DA: Several 'Big Naddy Gang' members charged for shooting spree in Strawberry Mansion

Four members of a violent Philadelphia street group have been charged for their roles in several shootings, some fatal, that erupted in the city's Strawberry Mansion section nearly two years ago.

One of those shootings included a murder-for-hire that went wrong when officials say BNG members followed the wrong people and opened fire on three innocent women inside a vehicle, killing one of them.

Another tragedy unfolded when gang members fired shots at a candlelight vigil for a young homicide victim, according to authorities.

Officials say cutting edge digital, forensic and basaltic evidence played a crucial role in bringing charges, including murder and attempted murder, against these gang members:

Dontae Sutton, Khalil Henry, Nayke Williams, Jahlil WIlliams, Jamir Brunson-Gans, Elijah Soto, Haneef Davis and Rahmeir Hayes.