Gang Plans Shootout On Facebook Live But Fortunately Cops Are Watching

Three Brooklyn gangbangers filmed themselves planning to gun down their rivals outside a courthouse. When they arrived, cops were waiting. 

By Benjamin H. Smith

Back in the day criminals did their best to pull off the perfect crime, working in secrecy, under dark of night. Nowadays they tell the whole world what crimes they’re going to commit ahead of time via viral video. That’s what happened Wednesday, when three Brooklyn gangbangers broadcast their intentions to gun down their rivals outside a courthouse on Facebook Live. Fortunately police were monitoring social media and were able to aprehend them at the scene, according New York’s Daily News.  

New York’s Finest became aware of the video around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The livestream featured Rashid Celestine, 19, Davon Arthur, 20, and Envoy Bullock, 24, driving around Brooklyn, armed with a 9 millimeter handgun, and bragging about taking out a rival crew. Cops soon discovered Bullock and Celestine were due in Brooklyn Criminal Court that day, and determined they were headed towards downtown Brooklyn.

While police continued to monitor the livestream, officers took up positions around the courthouse. As Bullock and Celestine approached the building, police surrounded them and took them into custody. The loaded gun was found on one of the two men, according to authorities. Arthur was taken into custody later, after having returned to East New York, where he lived. All three men were charged with criminal possession of a weapon.  

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