5 people have been held responsible for the violent armed robbery and the murder of the young brother of Khaled’s wife Nicole Tuck.

Manhattan Federal Court announced the indictment two days ago.

On February 4, 2018, five offenders, carried out between the ages of 20 and 24 years old, a gunpoint robbery of a drug dealer.

Jonathan Tuck was at that moment trying to purchase marijuana.

During the course of the robbery, Tuck was unintentionally shot in his face.

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), two days ago the unsealing of an Indictment charging the five offenders with robbery conspiracy, robbery, and murder through the use of a firearm.

Four were arrested

  • LUIS SEMIDAY, a/k/a “PopOff,”
  • RICHARD JIMENEZ, a/k/a “Showtime,”
  • KEVIN CRUZ, a/k/a “Juice,”
  • IRA LAWSON, a/k/a “Malachi,”
  • CURTIS HINES, a/k/a “Curt,” a/k/a “Gz,”


They are each charged with one count of robbery conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and one count of murder through the use of a firearm, which carries a maximum sentence of death or life in prison. The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendants will be determined by the judge”

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said: “I applaud the tireless work of our NYPD detectives and our partners at the Southern District, whose close collaboration led to today’s charges. We have zero tolerance for crime and violence of any kind in our city, and New Yorkers in every neighborhood deserve to feel safe on our streets. Today, these five men are correctly being held accountable for their actions – which include, tragically, ending another man’s life.”

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged in the Indictment, the defendants planned and carried out the violent armed robbery of a marijuana dealer in the Bronx. In the course of that robbery, 25-year-old Jonathan Tuck was killed. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the NYPD and the Special Agents of our Office, five defendants now face charges for their role in these terrible crimes.”

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