Feds: 11 Jersey City gang members indicted for roles in 3 murders, drug trafficking


11 Jersey City gang members have been indicted for their roles in three murders, drug trafficking activities, and a violent racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Myron Williams, aka “Money,” aka “Tunchi,” 30, of Newark; Khalil Kelley, aka “Billski,” 24, of Jersey City; Herbert Thomas, 48, of Jersey City; Roger Pickett, aka “Zy Gz,” 23, of Jersey City; Andre Alomar, aka “Dre8,” 22, of Newark; Anthony Rogers, aka “MG,” 23, of Jersey City; Naim Richardson, aka “Ninicks,” 30, of Jersey City; Quaseame Wilson, aka “Qua Gz,” 27, of Jersey City; Javon Williams, aka “J45,” 26, of Jersey City; Jawaad Davis, 21, of Jersey City; and Keith Anderson, aka “Beef3,” 21, of Jersey City, were all indicted.

“These charges are the most recent example of this office’s commitment to stopping violent crime in Jersey City and elsewhere in New Jersey,” Sellinger said in a statement.

“As we continue to demonstrate, we are tirelessly committed to working with our federal, state and local partners to bring to justice those who wreak havoc in our communities by allegedly committing senseless acts of violence. We commend the work of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office’s Gang Intelligence Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.”

Myron Williams, Kelley, Pickett, Alomar, Rogers, Richardson, Wilson, Javon Williams, Davis, and Anderson are all members and associates of the neighborhood street gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex.

Since 2020, they have committed numerous acts of violence, including three separate murders, on March 29th, 2021, November 20th, 2021, and November 1st, 2022.

On March 29th, 2021, Kelley, Alomar, and other gang members lured a rival gang member outside by sending him Instagram messages pretending to be the victim’s fellow gang member.

When the victim opened the door to his residence, Kelley and Alomar brandished firearms and Kelley shot the victim multiple times in the chest, killing him. P

ickett and another gang member then picked up Kelley, Alomar, and the driver of the murder vehicle after they abandoned the murder vehicle in Newark.

On November 20th, 2021, Myron Williams, Pickett, and other gang members lured a rival gang member outside by sending him Instagram messages pretending to be the second victim’s fellow gang member.

Myron Williams and another gang member shot the victim when he opened the door to his residence.

Just over a year late on November 21st, 2022, Davis facilitated the murder of the third victim by coordinating a narcotics transaction with the victim and an associate of the victim.

When the victim and his associate arrived at the Marion Gardens Housing Complex to complete the narcotics transaction, Davis robbed the victim’s narcotics supply while Pickett and Wilson held the victim and his associate at gunpoint.

After a struggle ensued, Pickett shot and killed the victim while his associate fled. Pickett and Wilson then fled the Marion Gardens Housing Complex in Pickett’s vehicle.

Investigators observed and documented hundreds of narcotics transactions in and around the Marion Gardens Housing Complex during the months-long investigation.

The investigation revealed that Thomas was the primary supplier of narcotics to the Marion Gardens drug trafficking organization.

When Thomas, Myron Williams, Richardson, and Rogers, were arrested on March 17, 2023, they all possessed controlled substances packaged for distribution; Thomas also possessed a loaded firearm and both Myron Williams and Richardson possessed ammunition.

In June 2021, eight other members and associates of the Marion Gardens neighborhood street gang were indicted on racketeering charges, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, and firearms offenses.

Sellinger credited investigators of the Gang Intelligence Unit of the Major Case Division of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the investigation leading to the charges.

He also thanked investigators of the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Director James Shea, for their assistance.

“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to utilizing all resources necessary to curb violent crime within our jurisdiction,” added Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

“These indictments underscore the importance of working collaboratively with law enforcement at all levels to ensure our communities are safe for everyone. We appreciate our local, state, and federal partners for their efforts in seeing that justice is served in these matters.”

This investigation was conducted as part of the Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative (VCI).

The VCI was formed in 2018 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Jersey City Police Department, for the sole purpose of combatting violent crime in and around Jersey City and was touted for a drop in violent crime last year.

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