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Gang member admits guilt in 2 shootings

Jackson

He’s been identified as a member of a street gang and accused of shooting two men with intentions to kill.

Now, Trameil Jackson is headed to the same place his brother resides:

Prison.

The 24-year-old who ran with the M.O.B gang pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery in Allen Superior Court on Monday.

In a surprise hearing, Jackson accepted a plea deal from Allen County prosecutors who initially charged him with attempted murder in the February shooting of two men.

In exchange for Jackson’s guilty plea to aggravated battery, prosecutors agree to drop the attempted murder charge against him as well as a count of carrying a handgun without a license in a separate case.

The plea calls for no fixed term of imprisonment, but aggravated battery convictions can carry sentences of six to 20 years.

By taking the plea deal, Jackson admits to shooting DeAndrew Moore and Devonte Jones on Feb. 11 in the area of Decatur Road and Dawnan Drive. The two men were taken to the hospital in fair condition and lived.

Fort Wayne police arrested Jackson two days later with a .38-caliber Charter Arms revolver in his possession.

They would later present evidence in court showing he had an M.O.B. tattoo on his abdomen and appeared in photos with other young men flashing gang signs.

Jackson’s brother, Traneilous Jackson, 25, is serving a 60-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to attempted murder in a highly publicized 2012 drive-by attack on an ambulance.

The ambulance was carrying a stabbing victim from the hospital who had presumably been injured by the group with whom the elder Jackson belonged.

Trameil Jackson will learn his fate July 14, when an Allen Superior Court judge will decide whether to accept the plea agreement.

If he does, that judge will determine Jackson’s punishment.

jeffwiehe@jg.net

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