A reputed Brooklyn gangster who is awaiting sentencing for gun possession was caught red-handed with a loaded pistol — less than a month after scoring a “diversion” plea deal to avoid prison, The Post has learned.
Tyreke Boston, 21, was busted on Friday when the NYPD responded to a report of a man in a red shirt brandishing a gun during a dispute in East Flatbush at around 12:40 a.m.
Upon seeing the cops, Boston allegedly ran into a backyard off Clarendon Road while holding the left side of his pants.
He was stopped, and a frisk turned up a Taurus 9mm pistol in his pocket, sources said.
The weapon allegedly had one round in the chamber and 14 more in the magazine.
Boston — a reputed member of the Collect Your Guap gang, a subset of the Folk Nation — had been previously busted with a loaded firearm on Nov. 7, court records show.
He was released on $5,000 bail and pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon on April 30, with his sentencing scheduled for June 17.
The crime carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, but Boston copped his plea under an agreement to enroll in one of Mayor de Blasio’s “diversion” programs, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The programs provide an array of “community-based” services, including mental-health and drug treatment, vocational classes and “interpersonal-skills training,” according to the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.
Defendants can receive the services for months or years instead of getting locked up.
I’m just guessing here, but in addition to possessing an illegal cartridge magazine holding 14 rounds, young Master Tyreke may have also violated the law merely by possessing an actual pistol, and isn’t that puzzling? How on earth could he come into possession of a pistol, when NY gun laws are so strict?