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December 16, 2018

Ex-Brooklyn gangbanger blames rival for 2007 slay in father-son drug-peddling trial

December 1, 2018
Temmeco Cargill is on trial for deadly 2007 shooting. (NYPD)

A former member of a bloody Brooklyn gang testified Friday that he’s “100% sure” who killed Robert Dixon and wounded two women in a 2007 shooting — his one-time rival Tammeco Cargill.

Ryan Anderson, 38, known in the street as “Drey,” was given immunity in exchange for sharing all he knew about Dixon’s death — a crime prosecutors are trying to pin on Cargill, 35, a reputed marijuana seller and member of the brutal Nineties Crew gang.




Cargill is on trial with his father, Winston (Pops) Cargill, 56, and they are both charged with importing tons of California weed to peddle in Brooklyn. Tammeco Cargill is also charged with the murder of Dixon.

Anderson, a member of the rival 21st Street Crew — a mostly Jamaican gang in Flatbush — said he was on the block on July 30, 2007 when two gunmen sprayed bullets into a crowd that had gathered near Dorchester Road and E. 21st St in Brooklyn.

The crowd scattered as shooting began — and when it ended, two women were bleeding from wounds and Dixon, known as “Indian,” was dead.

Asked Friday in court who killed Dixon, Anderson didn’t hesitate.

“Tammeco,” he said, further identifying the accused as the defendant in the room with “a dark blue shirt, a blue tie and a dark blue jacket.”

On the night of the shooting, Anderson said, he grew suspicious about a possible drive-by attempt from the Nineties gang when he noticed a truck slowly cruising by the crowd.

He took his own gun out of his car glove compartment and left it on the vehicle floor — then stood waiting at the intersection, he said.

Dixon walked by — stopping to share a few puffs of the marijuana he was smoking — followed by two women Anderson knew.

A minute later, a shot rang out, Anderson said Friday.

“I’m looking at the guy with the gun. I’m looking straight at him. By the time I heard the second shot, I see the second man with a gun,” he testified.

That second man was Tammeco Cargill, Anderson said.

“I’m 100% sure,” he told the courtroom.

The two gunmen saw Anderson looking at them and began to shoot in his direction, he said. He took off running and hid behind some nearby cars – only emerging when he saw the gunmen circle back up the block.

As police sirens drew close, Anderson abandoned his plan to get his gun and retaliate.




He left the scene – but not before he saw Dixon sprawled on the ground and the two wounded women.

In lengthy testimony, Anderson identified photographs of multiple members of both the 21st St. Crew and their rivals the Nineties — also known as the Bloodstains.

The nickname was “to make a statement that if you mess with them they’ll shoot you and they will leave bloodstains,” Anderson said.

The father-and-son Cargills had different roles in the gang: the dad was one of the main marijuana suppliers, taking trips to California and back with tractor trailers filled with weed, according to Anderson. The son was an armed enforcer taking care of the business of the street, he said.

Dixon was gunned down as payback for an earlier shooting that targeted Tammeco Cargill, prosecutors said.

During cross-examination, the Cargills’ lawyer tried to convince the jury that Anderson’s testimony was tainted by his own violent past — and the deal he struck with prosecutors to get immunity.

“Do you consider yourself to be a violent guy?” asked defense attorney John Burke, pointing to Anderson’s 2010 arrest on drug and weapons’ charges.

“Yeah,” said Anderson, who is serving a 15-year sentence after a 2012 conviction. He began cooperating with federal authorities in 2013.

“You wanted to kill Tammeco Cargill, right?” Burke pressed.

“Yes,” Anderson admitted.

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