Two high-ranking members of a Burlington County street gang were indicted for allegedly killing two rival gang members and attempting to kill a third during a violent outburst in 2008.
The Burlington County Prosecutor’s office says Terrek Parker, 27, and Eric D. Williams, 29, were indicted on two counts of first degree murder, one count of conspiracy to commit murder, one count of Gang Criminality, and other crimes.
Authorities allege that Parker and Williams were both high-ranking member of the Muslims Over Everything street gang based in Willingboro, New Jersey. Prosecutors say the victims were associates of the Bloods street gang. Investigators say the motive for both murders as well as the attempted murder was retaliation for a threat made against an MOE member by a member of the Bloods.
Investigators say Darryl Sample, 23, was shot in the chest as he was walking toward Beverly-Rancocas Road on September 20, 2008. He died a short time later. Police say Parker and Williams, who is also known as Eric Bryant, were the shooters. Tarik J. Mackins, 32, was allegedly the driver of the getaway vehicle.
Two days later, police say Deion Madison, 28, was in the driver’s seat of his Lexus in the parking lot of a Charleston Road strip mall. Police say he was approached by Mackins, who reached through the open window on the passenger side and fired several shots from a .357 magnum handgun. Madison was struck five times in the abdomen, elbow and upper leg. He died four days later.
Parker and Williams allegedly planned Madison’s murder and waited in a nearby vehicle to drive Mackins away after he fired the shots.
Mackins pled guilty in February to two counts of Aggravated Manslaughter for his role in the Madison and Sample homicides. Under terms of a plea agreement he must serve 17 years in state prison. He has not yet been sentenced.
The attempted murder charge against Parker and Williams stems from an effort to kill a Bloods street gang member on September 22, the day before Sample was killed. The pair allegedly fired shots at a car containing a Bloods member and chased the vehicle through Willingboro. Nobody was hit by gunfire.