NEW BEDFORD — A former member of the New Bedford Latin Kings gang has been sentenced to 22 months in prison on racketeering charges, after admitting to his role in the February 2019 shooting of rival gang members.

Raekwon Paris, a.k.a. “King Debo,” 25, pleaded guilty to charges that he fired multiple gunshots at rival gang members who were seen leaving a Latin Kings trap house.

Shortly after the shooting, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says Paris was captured on a recording made by a cooperating witness in which he admitted to shooting at the rival gang members, firing eight shots but not striking anyone.

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In addition to the 22 months in prison, Paris will also serve three years of supervised release.

In December 2020, Paris pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy.

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