A high-ranking member of the G Stone Crips crew, affiliated with Bobby Shmurda, was found dead Monday on a Brooklyn beach.
Sources say Peter Martinez, 28, was found wrapped in plastic bags with duct tape on his face and 100 pounds of cement covering his feet on the shores of Manhattan Beach.
Martinez had been missing for three weeks and apparently owed money to an unknown person. Police were able to identify him from a large tattoo of the Virgin Mary on his back.
Murder investigators believe those who killed Martinez put his feet in a bucket and then poured the cement in, but botched the job, which caused him to float to the water’s surface, officials said next day. There have been no arrests in connection with the case.
Two members of Bobby Shmurda’s GS9 crew were recently convicted of murder. Rashid Derissant and Alex Crandon were found guilty for the February 2013 murder of a 19-year-old rival gang member in Brooklyn.
Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, is still awaiting his own trial. He was arrested in December 2014 for conspiracy and other weapons and drug charges, and has been denied bond seven different times. His arrest was in connection with other members of his GS9 gang.
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