4 Providence Gang Members Sentenced To Federal Prison

By Jonathan Burgos – 

Four Rhode Island gang members were sentenced on Tuesday at the United States District Court in Providence. Delacey Andrade, 28, was sentenced to eleven years of incarceration; Kendrick Johnson 31, was sentenced to six years imprisonment; Keishon Johnson, 32, was sentenced to twelve years in prison; and Montrel Johnson, 26, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Delacey Andrade, Kendrick Johnson, Keishon Johnson and Montrel Johnson are members of the Chad Brown gang in Providence, Rhode Island. The four men pleaded guilty on March 1, 2022, to participating in the activities of a Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO).    

Delacey Andrade, Montrel Johnson and Keishon Johnson were charged with the attempted murder of an East Side gang member on October 22, 2016, in a drive-by shooting. The shooting occurred after Montrel Johnson and the East Side gang member had a confrontation inside the Walmart on Silver Spring Street in Providence.  

Andrade, Keishon Johnson and Montrel Johnson were in a gold Nissan Maxima that fired multiple gunshots into the victim’s car, hitting the victim three times and causing life threatening injuries. The shooting occurred on the two-year anniversary of a Chad Brown gang member’s shooting death, and shortly after the murder trial of the East Side gang members charged with his killing. 

Later in the evening of October 22, 2016, Andrade and Keishon Johnson were in the same gold Nissan Maxima on Appian Street in Providence when they fired multiple gunshots into a vehicle driven by a woman they mistakenly identified as East Side rivals. Earlier that week, Kendrick Johnson had sent Andrade a text to be on the lookout for a similar vehicle containing East Side members who had driven through Chad Brown.

June 19, 2017, Andrade and Kendrick Johnson were involved in a gun battle with East Side gang members outside the Tomato City Pizza restaurant on Douglas Avenue in Providence. East Side gang members shot at the residence of Montrel Johnson in Chad Brown earlier that day; Keishon Johnson sent a text identifying the shooter’s vehicle to Andrade.  Andrade and Kendrick Johnson then encountered the vehicle outside Tomato City and both sides exchanged gunfire.  Andrade and Kendrick Johnson crashed their vehicle and fled the scene.  Andrade’s DNA on the gun found at the scene and Kendrick Johnson’s DNA on the steering wheel of the vehicle.

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