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18 Brooklyn gang members who treated shootings like a sports ‘scoreboard’ arrested

A murderous band of Bloods gang members who treated shootings like a sports “scoreboard” were brought low in a sweeping, two-year investigation, Brooklyn prosecutors said.

Eighteen members of the Martense-Beverly Bosses were rounded up on a string of charges that linked gang members to two murders and six nonfatal shootings targeting their rivals in the Folk Nation.

The suspects in the Martense-Beverly gang, named for the streets in Flatbush that run through their territory, include Adonis (6 Shot) Barnett, who’s already on trial in the 2016 murder of Gerald Cummings, 38 The dad was shot dead while trying to take back his son’s stolen baseball hat. Barnett was 16 years old when he allegedly shot Cummings on Aug. 3, 2016.

Another suspect, Jeremy (JR) Denaud, 17 — who was already facing charges for his role in a shooting at the Kings Plaza Shopping Center last July — bragged about targeting a rival gang, prosecutors said.

“The defendant is heard on recorded Rikers (Island) phone calls talking about committing murders against Folk Nation rivals,” said a prosecutor at Denaud’s arraignment in Brooklyn Supreme Court. “The defendant is heard asking, ‘Who’s up on the scoreboard?’ in regards to shootings with rivals.”

He faces attempted murder, conspiracy and reckless endangerment charges.

Chyanne (Chy Chy) Tait, 19, is accused of setting up three-way calls with jailed gang members, like Barnett, to keep them in the loop about what their rivals were up to. She faces conspiracy charges.

Another suspect, Asa (ASAP) Francis, who also faces conspiracy charges, boasted about intending to shoot the gang’s enemies in at least two phone calls, prosecutors allege.

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