Gang Member Found Guilty In 2005 Elizabeth Homicide

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ELIZABETH — A confirmed member of the Crips street gang was found guilty of a 2005 homicide that occurred in Elizabeth, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Tuesday.

Dwayne Dricketts, AKA Pimp, 32, of Queens, N.Y. was found guilty of murder and weapon offences for the May 9, 2005 shooting death of Dana Reid, said Assistant Prosecutor Caroline Lawlor who prosecuted the case. According to the investigation, Reid was shot several times as he walked along Madison Avenue in Elizabeth.

Dricketts was arrested in April 2010 in Paterson following a grand jury indictment, said Lawlor. Detective Michael Manochio of the Union County Homicide Task Force was instrumental in reviving the “cold case” and locating Jackson.

Dricketts was convicted Tuesday following a six-week trial before Union County Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in November.

A co-defendant on the case, Tyrell Jackson, 25, of New York, was found guilty of the same charges in February 2011.


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