Grand jury indicts Bloods gang member shot by cop

Monday, September 13, 2010 at 11:45pm

A Davidson County grand jury last week indicted the man accused of an attempted “hit” on a rival gang member March 30.

Aaron Gooch, 21, faces three felony counts, one each for attempted first-degree murder, weapon possession and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Police said on the afternoon of March 30 Gang Unit Detective Gerry Hyder witnessed Gooch, a member of the Bloods, allegedly shoot Kenneth “Little Kenny” Ellis, 24, in the legs as he left a laundry near Clifton and 28th avenues. Ellis is a Gangster Disciples member.

Hyder stopped his police vehicle in the middle of the street, taking cover behind it while ordering Gooch to stop and drop his gun. When Gooch refused to stop, Hyder shot him in the hip.

Ellis took cover in a nearby nail salon before leaving through its back door and eventually collapsing in a field. Both men were later treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The federal government indicted Gooch and 25 other Bloods members in June on charges of racketeering, murder conspiracy, weapons possession, assault with a dangerous weapon and drug possession with intent to distribute.

6 Comments on this post:

By: gohomenow on 9/13/10 at 11:52

Shame the officer didn't get him in the head and save us all a lot of money

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/10 at 5:34

good job, MNPD!

By: BEOWULF on 9/14/10 at 6:59

BEOWULF: A place like Alcatraz circled by heavily armed patrol boats would make a perfect place to put ALL gang members arrested, even for spitting on the street - give them the run of the place! Certainly would keep society safer...probably reduce the # of cases the courts would see. Run it just like NASCAR - "HAVE AT IT BOYS"

By: yucchhii on 9/14/10 at 7:20

I despise streetgangs!! They're nothing but SLUGS (not thugs, like they like to be called) YAY for the cop who shot him!! He should have KILLED him along with the OTHER SLUG too!!! That would have been TWO slugs that we wouldn't have to worry about!!! A lot of people bitch about the homeless that aren't doing anything to them, why don't they bitch about something worthwhile like getting RID of the slugs!!!

By: yucchhii on 9/14/10 at 7:25

As I read the other comments here, I see ALL comments wanting to get rid of the slugs!!! I agree with BEOWULF, if we can't kill them all, put them out on ALCATRAZ Island. Let them all killo themselves. Don't need to give them food or medical. They're gonna die anyway!!

By: GUARDIAN on 9/14/10 at 4:55

Terrorist, illegals and gang members are the tree biggest problems of the United States today. Gangs were #1 on the DOJ list until 9-11 forced gangs off the first hit list.