Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:49

Gang Member Sentenced in Retaliation Murder

Multi-Agency Gang Unit of Western TN (MGU) Multi-Agency Gang Unit of Western TN (MGU) MGU. SCDAG
MEMPHIS – April 12, 2016 - A 23-year-old gang member convicted in November of a drive-by killing at a car wash on Lamar was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 143 years, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Criminal Court Judge James Lammey sentenced Brashard Gibbs to life in prison for the murder of 51-year-old Robbie Webb, plus an additional 143 years for five counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
Gibbs was convicted in a complicated case that involved multiple victims, two crime scenes and shootings that occurred nearly a month apart.
He and two codefendants – Carlos Key and Deredious Otis – were convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Webb on Aug. 28, 2013, near a car wash and 2560 Lamar.They also were convicted of attempted first-degree murder involving two other victims at the scene. Webb, who was killed, was an innocent bystander and the only person not affiliated with a gang.
Key, 30, and Otis have been sentenced to life in prison. Otis also was sentenced to an additional 50 years for two counts of attempted first degree murder, while Key, who was a driver that day, received 50 years to be served concurrently with his life sentence.
In the second case, jurors convicted Gibbs of three other counts of attempted first-degree murder for a shooting on Sept. 21, 2013, on I-240 near Getwell. The victims’ car was hit with at least 14 bullets, but no one was injured. One of the intended targets also was targeted in the car wash shooting three weeks earlier on Lamar.
Key and Otis were acquitted in the second case.
The case was handled by Ray Lepone, chief prosecutor of the Multi-Agency Gang Prosecution Unit, and by Asst. Dist. Atty. Neal Oldham, also of the special unit that prosecutes homicide cases and other violent crimes associated with gang activity.