Taxi Cab Carjacking
Used Cab for Crime Spree After Murdering Drivers
NEW YORK– A carjacker was convicted of gunning down two cabbies and using one of their cars as part of a crime spree, prosecutors said.
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that TYRONE FELDER, a/k/a “Man Man,” was found guilty of participating in the fatal carjackings of two livery cab drivers:
Maodo Kane, who was killed in the Bronx on August 5, 2014, and Aboubacar Bah, who was killed in the Bronx on August 12, 2014.
FELDER was also found guilty of participating in two armed robberies in Yonkers on August 5, 2014, as well as firearms offenses related to the carjackings and the robberies.
The jury convicted FELDER on all nine counts of the Indictment following a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Tyrone Felder’s days of reckless and deadly violence are over.
This unanimous verdict means that Felder will spend the rest of his life in prison, but it will not bring back the two men that Felder murdered.”
According to the allegations contained in the Indictment and the evidence presented in court during the trial:
On August 5, 2014, FELDER participated in the armed carjacking of Maodo Kane.
During the course of the carjacking, FELDER shot and killed Kane in the vicinity of Hunter Avenue, in the Bronx.
FELDER then used the stolen car to participate in two gunpoint robberies of businesses in Yonkers.
Subsequently, on August 12, 2014, FELDER participated in the carjacking of Aboubacar Bah.
During the course of the carjacking, FELDER shot and killed Bah in the vicinity of Bryant Avenue, in the Bronx.
FELDER, 29, was found guilty of two counts of carjacking resulting in death, two counts of robbery, four counts of firearms possession, and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
FELDER faces a maximum potential sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 100 years in prison, which must run consecutively to any other term of imprisonment imposed.
FELDER is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Briccetti on January 18, 2019.
FELDER’s co-defendants, Kareem Martin, a/k/a “Jamal Walker,” Takiem Ewing, a/k/a “Mulla,” and Tommy Smalls, a/k/a “Tommy Guns,” previously pled guilty to participating in the fatal carjackings described above.
Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the New York City Police Department, the City of Yonkers Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force.