Bloods Gang Members Charged with Attempted Murder, Racketeering, and Drug Trafficking on Long Island

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Three alleged members of the Bloods gang, Dwayne Murray, Kendrick Seymore, and Lavalle Wilson, face a 32-count superseding indictment unsealed in federal court on Thursday, Jan. 4. The indictment charges them with attempted murder and various other offenses.

Prosecutors claim that the trio engaged in a series of violent acts on behalf of the gang, including robberies, home invasions, and “vicious” shootings and murders. Among the allegations, Murray is accused of fatally shooting 36-year-old Wayne Cherry in the head outside a vacant house in Baywood in June 2020. Seymore and an accomplice are accused of entering a Farmingdale residence in June 2021, where they allegedly robbed and killed Richard Castano, as well as injuring two others.

Additionally, the trio is alleged to have used their Bloods membership to sell large quantities of drugs throughout Suffolk County, with law enforcement reportedly finding multiple guns in their possession. US Attorney Breon Peace emphasized the office’s commitment to making communities safer by holding gang members accountable for the violence and drug trafficking allegedly carried out on behalf of the Bloods.

Wilson, 30, of Shirley, and the other defendants face charges of attempted murder, racketeering, and various firearms and narcotics offenses. Murray, 33, and Seymore, 22, both of Coram, are also charged with murder. The indictment underscores the ongoing efforts to dismantle criminal gang operations on Long Island.