|TRENTON - Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a member of the Gangster Killer Bloods street gang was sentenced to prison today for his role in a shooting that led to the death of bystander Sharee Voorhees in 2005 during a wave of violence between rival gangs in Trenton.
Keith “Droop” Parker, 32, of Trenton, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison, including nearly 13 years of parole ineligibility under the No Early Release Act, by Superior Court Judge Robert C. Billmeier in Mercer County. Parker pleaded guilty on March 4 to first-degree attempted murder. He pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Michael Cadlett.
Parker was part of a group of Gangster Killer Bloods members who shot at an SUV on Monmouth Street in Trenton on Aug. 28, 2005, resulting in the death of Voorhees, 22. Parker and the other gunmen believed the SUV was occupied by a high-ranking member of the rival Nine Trey Gangsters. It was the wrong car. The car was driven by Cadlett, who had five passengers. One bullet struck Cadlett in the stomach, and another traveled down the street and hit Voorhees in the chest as she sat on her porch.
On March 25, Bernard Green, 30, aka “Petey Black,” the head of the Gangster Killer Bloods in Trenton, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for ordering that gang members carry out the shooting that resulted in Voorhees’ death. He also pled guilty to racketeering. His sentencing is scheduled for May 31. He faces 36 years in prison, including 22 years of parole ineligibility, under his plea agreement.
“We have secured lengthy prison sentences for the gang members who took part in the wave of violence that swept Trenton in 2005, including those responsible for the senseless and tragic death of Sharee Voorhees,” said Attorney General Chiesa. “I commend all of the law enforcement personnel involved in Operation Capital City, who worked steadfastly to secure justice for the victims of this gang violence.”
“We will continue to partner with other law enforcement agencies in these far-reaching investigations, which take aim at the entire hierarchy of street gangs in our cities,” said Director Elie Honig of the Division of Criminal Justice. “Investigations like Operation Capital City take violent gang members off the street for many years, and that has a real impact on the safety of the families in these communities.”
Deputy Attorney General Daniel I. Bornstein prosecuted the defendants for the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau and took their guilty pleas. They were charged in an indictment stemming from “Operation Capital City,” an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Trenton Police Department and New Jersey State Police.