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Suspected New York gang member arrested in St. Lucie County, facing murder charges

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 21:25:38-04

A New York man accused by federal authorities of murdering rival gang members was arrested this week in St. Lucie County.

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Markel Green, aka Booge, was wanted on charges of murder, drug trafficking and robbery when he was a member of the Uptown street gang in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., court records show.

Green is listed as a co-defendant along with dozens of other gang members wanted by federal authorities for a gang war between the Uptown and Downtown street gangs in New York.

Thirty-one gang members are facing federal racketeering charges including murder and conspiracy, NBC New York reported Thursday as part of a recently unsealed indictment.

U.S. marshals arrested Green on Wednesday. Green appeared before a federal judge in Fort Pierce Thursday and agreed to be relocated to New York to face charges.