2004-11-26 / Front Page

Bloods Member Sentenced To 45 Years

A wild gunman who opened fire on two brothers and their mother in Edgemere last year was sentenced on Monday to 45 years in prison for attempted murder, according to the Queens District Attorney.

Hudson Turner, 22, of 348 Beach 67 Street, tried several times to shoot Donnie Harris, 28, as well as Harris’ younger brother and mother on September 30, 2003, according to DA Richard A. Brown.

Turner and his accomplice and fellow Bloods gang member, Akeem Addison, 20, forced Donnie Harris, 28, into the lobby of his apartment building at 445 Beach 51 Street in Edgemere. Turner pulled a .45 caliber handgun and fired three shots – missing each time – and then went outside and pointed his gun at Donnie’s brother, Naquann Harris, 18, and pulled the trigger twice, but the gun failed to fire both times.

Turner ran away from the scene, re-loaded his weapon, and returned to find the Harris brothers, now joined by their 43-year-old mother, Mary Harris. Again, opened fire on each of them and missed each time.

Police from the 101 Precinct arrested Turner at Peninsula Hospital Center shortly after the incident. He was charged with second degree attempted murder, second degree criminal possession of a weapon and first degree reckless endangerment. A jury of four women and eight men deliberated for three hours following a one-week trial, and found him guilty on October 12, 2004.

“The defendant showed that he is a dangerous and violent sociopath who more than warrants spending the rest of his life in prison,” Brown said after the sentencing.

Addison, of 434 Beach 58 Street, pled guilty to criminal possession of a weapon on November 25, 2003. Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Douglas S. Wong sentenced him to three and one-half years in prison.

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