Officials in New York announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging Frank Brandon, a/k/a “Trizzy,” an alleged member of the “Milla Bloods” gang, with the February 23, 2014, murder of Gashier Mendy, 24, inside the Saint Nicholas Houses in Manhattan, and related offenses. Brandon was taken into federal custody this morning in Gloversville, New York.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Almost five years ago, Gashier Mendy was shot dead, her life tragically and brutally taken. As alleged in today’s indictment, Frank Brandon killed her. Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the NYPD and ATF, Brandon now faces murder charges for his heinous crime.”
ATF Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito said: “Frank Brandon, an alleged member of the ‘Milla Bloods’ gang, was charged with a number of federal offenses including the murder of a young woman. ATF and our law enforcement partners stand united at the frontline in the fight against violent crime. We will aggressively pursue and bring to justice any individual bent on bringing heinous acts of violence into their communities. I would like to thank the members of the ATF/ NYPD Joint Robbery Task Force for their tireless efforts on this case. I would also like to thank the United States Attorney’s Office for their work in prosecuting this case.
According to the allegations in the Indictment:
Brandon was a member of the “Milla Bloods,” a gang that operated in Manhattan and engaged in racketeering activity, including acts of violence and narcotics distribution. On February 23, 2014, in furtherance of his gang activity, Brandon shot and killed Gashier Mendy inside 240 West 129th Street.