1953 Gang Killings

* I am sure there are more gang killings in 1953, but this is all I know currently.  More will be added as they are found. * Feb.17, 2019

Jan.2, 1953 – Floyd Pryor, Eugene Vanderveer, William Martin, Walter Watkins, Frank Tribble and Curtis Simmons, all members of a Bedford-Stuyvesant gang called the El Mambo Reys, beat and stab Eleazar Collins to death.  Collins was a member of the rival El Quintos.

Jul.3, 1953 – Bernard Rodman, Claude Phillips and Rudolph Murdough, members of the Chaplains from Bedford-Stuyvesant shot and killed Luther Gibson of the Bishops with a .45 caliber Army automatic pistol.

Nov.8, 1953 – Four members of an East Harlem gang called the Copians – Ralph Estrella, Rubin Algarin, Xavier Mercado and Antonio Archilla – shot and killed a member of the Dragons.