Christopher Anderson and Floyd McNeil allegedly gunned down a 21-year-old man and shot another surviving victim in Freeport
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced that two alleged Bloods gang members were arraigned on murder and attempted murder charges in the shooting of a 21-year-old man who was killed and another surviving victim at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Freeport in November 2020.
Christopher Anderson a/k/a/ CK, 26, of Roosevelt, and Floyd McNeil a/k/a/ DOT and Diddy DOT, 26, of Hempstead, were indicted by a grand jury and charged with Murder in the Second Degree (an A-I felony); Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (a B violent felony); Attempted Assault in the First Degree (a C violent felony); and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (a C violent felony). McNeil was arraigned before Judge Howard Sturim on July 5, 2022, and Anderson was arraigned today. McNeil and Anderson were both remanded, and are due back in court on August 2, 2022. If convicted of the top charge, the defendants face a potential maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison.
“The defendants allegedly unleashed a deadly barrage of bullets on an unsuspecting Taffarie Haughton, leaving him dead, and another teenage victim with a gunshot wound to the shoulder,” said DA Donnelly. “We continue to work with our law enforcement partners to end this senseless gang violence in our communities and prosecute those responsible for committing these violent acts.”
DA Donnelly said that, according to the charges, on November 28, 2020, 21-year-old Taffarie Haughton and a second 19-year-old victim were at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Freeport. The victims entered the park bathroom and were allegedly followed by several Bloods gang members who were attending a gang meeting in the park.
When Haughton and the other victim attempted to leave the park, the exit was allegedly blocked by numerous members of the meeting, including the defendants. Anderson and McNeil then allegedly began firing on the victims, striking them both.
Haughton was struck twice, once in the chest, piercing his lung and heart, and once in the left foot. He was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
The other victim was struck once in the shoulder and taken to Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Seven shell casings were recovered from the scene.
Anderson and McNeil were both arrested on June 13, 2022, by detectives of the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad.
The case is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Michelle Lewisohn of the Homicide Bureau. Anderson is represented by William Kephardt, Esq. McNeil is represented by Don Rollock, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.