BROOKLYN NY April 6 2017 — A Bloods gang member who fatally shot a security guard and paralyzed another in broad daylight has been convicted of murder, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Tuesday.
Antonio Mahon, 22, fired two shots at point-blank range at the two on-duty security guards outside the Riverdale Towers housing complex near Rockaway Avenue and Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville, around 8:45 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2014, prosecutors said.
Security guard Aaron Locklear, a 30-years-old father of three, was shot in the head and died from his injures in Brookdale Hospital five days later.
The second security guard, whom prosecutors did not identify, was shot in the back and is paralyzed from the waist down, according to the acting district attorney.
“When the defendant chose to shoot them in broad daylight, one of the men, a father of three, was ripped from his family forever,” said Gonzalez.
“The other was lucky enough to survive, but his life will never be the same.”
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Mahon confessed to police after he was arrested in a relative’s home in Queens on Jan. 9, 2015, according to trial testimony.
Mahon was captured after police found a loaded .40 caliber pistol in a garbage can less than a block away from Riverdale Towers and two shell casings that had been fired from the pistol at the crime scene, prosecutors said.
He was identified in a line-up by three witnesses, according to trial testimony.
Mahon was convicted of murder, attempted murder, assault, burglary, criminal possession of a firearm and menacing in Brooklyn Supreme Court, prosecutors said.
Mahon, of Queens, is scheduled to be sentenced on April 21 and faces between 75 years and life in prison, prosecutors said.
Mahon’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.