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Cops, feds cuff 21 Bronx gang members in the Bronx

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 10:06 AM

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Twenty-one members of the Young Guns and 18 Park gangs were taken into custody when cops and federal agents handed out arrest warrants Wednesday, officials said.

Cops and federal agents swept into the Bronx Wednesday morning and arrested nearly two dozen gang members responsible for a slew of shootings — and for nearly killing an NYPD police officer, law enforcement officials said.

Twenty-one members of the Young Guns and 18 Park gangs were taken into custody when cops and federal agents handed out arrest warrants Wednesday, officials said.

An additional 30 members of the warring crews were already in jail when the sweep took place, officials said.

The gang members are facing multiple drug, weapons possession and assault charges after the takedown in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, officials said.

The crews are also responsible for at least one killing — and a shooting in which a bullet tore through a responding police officer’s hat.

During that June 8, 2014, incident, a police officer was running to a gunfight between the 18 Park gang and the Squared gang at E. 145th St. and Third Ave. when a bullet punched through his hat, which he was holding in his hand.

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spokesman said that the 6 a.m. raids were a “simultaneous sting” in and around the Patterson Houses, part of the 18 Park Gang’s turf.

A single bullet went right through a police officer’s hat in October 2014 during a shootout between the 18 Park and Squared gangs.

A single bullet went right through a police officer’s hat in October 2014 during a shootout between the 18 Park and Squared gangs.

A full list of charges will be handed out in New York Southern District Federal Court in Manhattan Wednesday morning.

In total, 50 people are named in the indictment, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said.

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