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December 9, 2018

Witness recounts 2007 Brooklyn murder at racketeering trial of accused father-son gangbangers

November 29, 2018
Tammeco Cargill faces charges of murder and racketeering, while his father, Winston Cargill was only charged with running a lucrative marijuana peddling business. (NYPD)

When the gunfire stopped, Jason Raphael was hiding beneath a car across the street from one dead man and two bleeding women.

The Brooklyn resident testified reluctantly Thursday to his memories of the July 30, 2007, shooting that left a local gangbanger splayed across a borough street as federal prosecutors pressed their case against a father and son accused as drug-peddling racketeers.




“The gunman was shooting people,” recounted Raphael, subpoenaed by prosecutors to testify at the Brooklyn Federal Court case against Tammeco Cargill. “It was an OK Corral.”

The 35-year-old Cargill, a reputed marijuana seller and member of the Nineties Crew, is on trial with his dad Winston (Pops) Cargill, 56.

Shooting victim Robert (Indian) Dixon of the rival 21st St. Crew was gunned down by the younger Cargill as payback for an earlier shooting that had targeted him, prosecutors said.

When the shooting stopped, “I seen Indian dead, laying down,” the witness declared. “There was a (wounded) lady on the sidewalk.”

Nearby, a second bystander was bleeding from the back as blood dripped from her head.

The witness said that he never saw who fired the bullets as he found cover.

“I didn’t see anybody at all,” Raphael recounted. “I seen people running. I didn’t know what was going on.”

Raphael testified that he was linked to the shooting years later by a DNA sample taken from a Yankees baseball cap recovered by cops at the scene.

“Now the whole house is coming down on me,” he said under cross-examination. “They’re talking about a cold case homicide. I say, ‘Cold case?’ I’m just there trying not to implicate myself.”

Both Cargills are charged with importing tons of California marijuana to sell on the streets of Brooklyn. Tammeco Cargill was additionally charged with murder for the Bush Administration-era slaying.

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