By Kevin Deutsch firstname.lastname@example.org
Charges were filed Wednesday in a decade-old Bronx murder case carried out by a drug dealer bent on revenge, federal officials said.
Jamal Brissett, aka “Trigger,” 30, of the Bronx, is charged with murdering Leshaun Gordon, 19, on June 30, 2009. He allegedly shot and killed the victim inside a car “in the course of a drug-trafficking crime and a robbery in the vicinity of Mickle Avenue and Chester Street,” officials said in a statement announcing the arrest.
After the murder, which authorities said was motivated by a “scheme for revenge,” Brissett allegedly set the car on fire in order to destroy evidence of his crime.
A federal indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday charged Brissett with one count of using a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence and a drug-trafficking crime, which carries a maximum penalty of death or life imprisonment; and one count of using arson to obstruct justice, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
“Ten years may have passed, but we have not forgotten,” Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said of Gordon’s murder.