NYC gangbanger arrested for murder in Bronx, police say

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A 29-year-old gang member from the Bronx has been arrested for fatally shooting a man steps from the Bronx Criminal Court, police said.

Diquinn Lacend was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal weapons possession in the murder of James Thrower, authorities said.

Thrower, 31, of Queens was murdered on the corner of Teller Ave. and E. 162 St. just before midnight on July 15, police said. Police, responding to a Shotspotter warning from the city, found Thrower and took him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Thrower was murdered on the corner of Teller Ave. and E. 162 St.

In 2015, Lacend was one of 48 gang members of two rival Bronx street gangs, the YGz and the 18 Park, arrested after a large-scale federal investigation into drug trafficking and distribution in the Patterson and Mott Haven Houses in the Bronx. Lacend was a member of the 18 Park gang, the Justice Department said.