Westmob Gang Members Facing Multiple Life Sentences After They “terrorized a community”

Two gang members were convicted Wednesday of attempted murder and other charges for two separate shootings that injured a man and nearly injured his two younger brothers in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood in 2009, prosecutors said today.

Rashad Brown, 25, and Anthony Taylor, 23, were convicted of two counts each of attempted murder as well as various gang and gun allegations for the shootings in the first block of West Point Road on April 28 and May 16, 2009, according to the district attorney’s office.

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In the earlier shooting, Brown shot at the victim as he stood in front of his home. The bullets missed him, but grazed a baby stroller, nearly hitting his 5-year-old brother, prosecutors said.

In the latter shooting, the victim was cutting his 12-year-old brother’s hair outside their home when Taylor approached and shot him nine times. The victim survived the shooting, prosecutors said.

Investigators said the shootings occurred because the suspects believed that the victim was a “snitch” and that Brown and Taylor were both members of the Westmob criminal street gang.

After a trial that lasted more than two months, a San Francisco Superior Court jury found both defendants guilty of all counts following about three hours of deliberation, prosecutors said.

Brown and Taylor are each facing multiple life terms in prison when they are sentenced on July 22.

“These defendants have terrorized a community and kept people in fear. They have forfeited their right to live in our community,” District Attorney George Gascon said in a statement.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • LaTrice Alexander

    THIS IS BULLSHIT MY SON ANTHONY TAYLOR IS NOT A KILLER NOR A MURDER!! IF YOU GO WRITE ABOUT MY SON TELL THE TRUTH THANK YOU.WHO’S TO SAY IF YOU DID IT THERE’S NO PROOF MY SON WAS EVEN THERE… MOTHERS NAME: LATRICE ALEXANDER ALL DAY..

  • LaTrice Alexander

    THIS IS BULLSHIT MY SON ANTHONY TAYLOR IS NOT A KILLER NOR A MURDER!! IF YOU GO WRITE ABOUT MY SON TELL THE TRUTH THANK YOU.WHO’S TO SAY IF YOU DID IT THERE’S NO PROOF MY SON WAS EVEN THERE… MOTHERS NAME: LATRICE ALEXANDER ALL DAY..

  • LaTrice Alexander

    AS FAR AS THE COMMUNITY BEING TERRORIZED IS BULLSHIT MY SON HAS NOTHING BUT LOVE FROM THE COMMUNITY DUE TO THE RESPECTED PERSON HE IS RESPECTFUL AND CARING HOW BOUT THAT…

  • LaTrice Alexander

    AS FAR AS THE COMMUNITY BEING TERRORIZED IS BULLSHIT MY SON HAS NOTHING BUT LOVE FROM THE COMMUNITY DUE TO THE RESPECTED PERSON HE IS RESPECTFUL AND CARING HOW BOUT THAT…