A New York City gang member, who was released from jail without bail following a charge for attempted murder, has been involved in at least three drive-by shootings since his release, federal prosecutors reported.
Darrius Sutton, 23, was arrested in connection with a May 16 shooting in the courtyard of a Brooklyn building that left one man seriously injured.
Despite charges of attempted murder, assault with intent to cause injury, and criminal possession of a weapon, Sutton was released without bail the same day of his May 20 arrest because the lone witness withdrew their statement.
Approximately two months after his release, the alleged Bloods gang member committed three drive-by shootings between July 13 and 14. According to federal prosecutors, Sutton has participated in at least six shootings this year.
"The defendant's violent spree over the last year has left at least seven individuals with gunshot wounds," federal prosecutors said. "The defendant is extraordinarily violent by any measure and he has shown total disregard for the lives of others."
Sutton was arrested by federal law enforcement on July 29 and is currently being held at a federal jail in Brooklyn, New York. He faces up to 10 years in prison for criminal possession of a weapon by a felon.