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Five Jersey City Gang Members Sentenced for Gang-Related Stabbing

Hudson County


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Federal authorities announced that five members and associates of a neighborhood street gang in Hudson County have been sentenced to prison for their respective roles in a gang-related stabbing.

According to officials, Yahsier Brown, 21, was sentenced today to 51 months in prison. Jaylen Boone, 22, was sentenced on May 2 to 56 months in prison.

Officials say Jamil Bowens, 22, was sentenced on April 5 to 53 months in prison.

Divine Abraham, 22, was sentenced on March 3, 2023, to 51 months in prison.

Jermaine Jennings, 22, was sentenced to 57 months in prison.

All of the defendants were also sentenced to three years of supervised release. All of the defendants are Jersey City residents in Newark Federal court

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On August 3, 2020, Brown, Jennings, Abraham, Bowens, Boone, and three others, all of whom are associated with a street gang operating in and around the Curries Woods Public Housing Complex in Jersey City – identified as “Curries Woods” or the “Tay Tay Shrimp Gang” or the “Sharks” – assaulted a rival gang member in retaliation for a prior gang-related assault.

Court documents state as the victim was walking down a street in Jersey City, Brown, Jennings, Abraham, Bowens, Boone, and the others approached in two cars, parked in the middle of the street, and violently assaulted the victim, who was punched, kicked, and stabbed and suffered life-threatening injuries.