Investigation From Georgia’s New Gang Prosecution Unit Leads To Indictment Of Two Alleged Gang Members

On Thursday, Georgia Governor Chris Carr announced that an investigation by the state’s new Gang Prosecution Unit has led to the indictment of Marquise Hawkins and Kendaryl Rogers for their alleged involvement in a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred in August of 2022. 

Hawkins and Rogers are allegedly members of a local criminal street gang called the Drive By Hustle Boys, which aligns itself with the Rollin’ 60’s Neighborhood Crips. They have been charged with Felony Murder, Malice Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, among other offenses. 

“Our Gang Prosecution Unit has indicted three separate cases in Muscogee County, and each one involves a fatal shooting that should have never occurred,” said Carr. “This type of senseless violence will not be tolerated in our state. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of all Georgians, and we will continue working with our law enforcement partners to put a stop to criminal gang activity wherever it occurs.”

According to a press release from Carr’s office, Marquise “Lil Hawk” Hawkins, 29, was charged with:

  • 1 count of Felony Murder – O.C.G.A. § 16-5-1(c)
  • 1 count of Malice Murder – O.C.G.A. § 16-5-1(a)
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Assault – O.C.G.A. § 16-5-21(a)
  • 1 count of Aggravated Battery – O.C.G.A. § 16-5-24(a)
  • 5 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act – O.C.G.A. § 16-15-4(a), O.C.G.A. § 16-15-4(b), and O.C.G.A. § 16-15-4(e)
  • 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony – O.C.G.A. § 16-11-106(b)(1)
  • 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree – O.C.G.A. § 16-7-22(a)(1)

Kendaryl “KD” Rogers, 30, was charged with:

  • 2 counts of Felony Murder – O.C.G.A. § 16-5-1(c)
  • 1 count of Malice Murder – O.C.G.A. § 16-5-1(a)
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Assault – O.C.G.A. § 16-5-21(a)
  • 1 count of Aggravated Battery – O.C.G.A. § 16-5-24(a)
  • 6 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act – O.C.G.A. § 16-15-4(a) and O.C.G.A. § 16-15-4(b)
  • 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony – O.C.G.A. § 16-11-106(b)(1)
  • 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon During a Crime – O.C.G.A. § 16-11-133(b)(1)
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon – O.C.G.A. § 16-11-131(b)
  • 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree – O.C.G.A. § 16-7-22(a)(1)

“Last year, with the support of Governor Brian Kemp and members of the General Assembly, Attorney General Chris Carr created Georgia’s first statewide Gang Prosecution Unit,” the press release said. “Since it began its historic work on July 1, 2022, the Gang Prosecution Unit has indicted 85 alleged gang members in Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Bryan, Cobb, Dougherty, Gwinnett, Muscogee, and Thomas counties.”

D & B Staff

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