PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are warning the public about a juvenile gang running the streets in Delaware County.
“They are wannabe gangsters, well that’s one thing, but when you have an adult with a gun, you’re really showing them how to be a gangster,” said Chief Robert Smythe with the Darby Borough Police Department.
Last Tuesday, a fight between two high schoolers boiled over into unfinished business come Friday when Darby police said a group of teens showed up to the Whitely Terrace home of a rival demanding to settle the score. That group, or “gang,” of juveniles has a name, according to authorities.
“We have a gang out there that is called the Six Block Boys,” said Smythe.
On Friday, that group was armed with an adult and, according to investigators, that adult was armed with a weapon.
“The 25-year-old pulls up his shirt, shows him a gun that’s in his waistband, and says to the group, ‘Which one of these [expletive] do you want me to shoot?'” Smythe says.
That 25-year-old has been identified as Tyree Williams of Darby. Police now consider him an “enforcer” for the gang.
“I was trying to diffuse the situation. It was a bunch of nonsense going on, I was trying to diffuse the nonsense going on between all of them,” Williams said.
Williams doesn’t deny being at the scene, but, as he is currently on parole for a separate charge, says he wasn’t armed.
“I don’t have a gun!” said Williams.
Police never did find a gun on him or at the scene, but they say they are confident he passed it off, potentially to be used by a teen or another so-called enforcer for future intimidation tactics or worse.
“There’s no doubt in our mind that he passed it. Who he passed it to and is the next guy going to do something crazier than what he just tried to do,” said Smythe.
Police say that Darby and surrounding communities are home to several suspected teen gangs. Right now they want the area to remain vigilant in reporting any activity they might see.