The neighborhood of Watts is legendary for the gangs it makes, one of the largest gangs in Watts is the Bounty Hunter Bloods. The Bounty Hunter Watts Bloods or BHB or infamous across Los Angeles and are known for putting in work. Located on the Eastside of Watts in South Central, the BHB are a bloods gang and wear the color red.
Formed in around 1969 or 1970, the bounty hunters have been a staple in the Nickerson Gardens Housing projects.
Bounty Hunter Bloods Knowledge
LIke most original black gangs in LA, the BHB were started in the late 60s, by 1972 the gang was fully up and running and recruiting and causing problems.
Although the Bounty Hunters are Bloods now, they started off as a stand alone gang known as the Green Jackets. Believed to be formed by Gary Barker and Bobby Jack.
The gang works out of the Nickerson Gardens housing project, which is the largest government housing west of the Mississippi River.
The gang has over 2000 documented members and contains many subsets including:
- Lots Boys
- Block Boys
- Bell Haven
- Ace Line on 111th Street
- Duece Line on 112th Street
- Tray Line on 113th Street
- Four Line on 114th Street
- Five Line on 115th Street
The Eastside Bounty Hunter Bloods are considered to be the largest gang in terms of membership and also geographical area in all of Los Angeles.
The main area is the Nickerson Gardens projects which is from 108th Street (North) to Imperial (South) between Compton Ave (East) and Central Ave (West).
The Bell Haven Bounty Hunters formed around 1978, west of Central Ave, and south of the train tracks.
In 1981, Renee McGowen started the Lot Bounty Hunters.
The Bounty Hunter Bloods occupy such a large space in Watts, here is a list of some of the gangs around them
- Hacienda Village Bloods
- Southside Village Boys Watts 13
- Eastside Circle City Pirus
- Southside 5th & Hill Watts
- Southside Watts Varrio Locotes 13
- Grape Street Watts Crips
- Compton Avenue Watts Crips
- Eastside 99 Watts Mafia Crips
- Eastside Front Street Watts Crips
- Eastside Bacc Street Watts Crips
- Eastside 116th Avalon Gangster Crips
- Eastside 112 Neighborhood Crips
- Eastside Project Watts Crips
The Watts neighborhood is known for its gangs, the Bounty Hunters have plenty of trouble in Watts, here is a list of some of the gangs rivals.
Crip Gang Rivals
- Grape Street Watts Crips
- Carver Park Compton Crips
- Neighborhood Crips
- Kitchen Crips
- 99 Watts Mafia Crips
- Hat Gang Watts Crips
- Holmes Street Watts Crips
- Mona Park Compton Crips
- Bacc Street Watts Crips
- Front Street Watts Crips
- Watts Franklin Square Crips
- Compton Avenue Crips
- Fudge Town Mafia Crips
- 108 Watts Neighborhood Crips
- East Coast Crips
- Avalon Gangster Crips
Blood Gang Rivals
- Campanella Park Pirus
- Fruit Town Pirus
- Leuders Park Piru
- Mob Piru
- Westside Pirus
- Tree Top Pirus
- Athens Park Bloods
- Denver Lane Bloods
- Cross Atlantic Piru
- Family Swan Bloods
Hispanic Gang Rivals
- Mid City Stoners 13
- PJ Watts Crips
- Hacienda Village Bloods
- Be-Bop Watts Bishop Bloods
- Circle City Piru
Bounty Hunter Bloods New Jersey
A Bounty Hunter Bloods set out in New Brunswick, New Jersey was in the news recently for some RICO charges. This set is involved in distributing narcotics in New Brunswick and Somerset.
The gang would also engage in various wire and back fraud schemes to earn money.
Seven members of the Bounty Hunters were taken in on racketeering charges, they engaged in violent acts on behalf of the gang, including assaults, shootings and murders.
The seven men were:
- Walter Boyd aka: Walt, Walt Daddy
- Isiah Daniels aka: Ice
- Joel Lyons aka: Jayski
- Gede Maccelus aka: G Baby
- Armando Ortiz aka: Mando
- Malik Stringer aka: Rambo
- Kimani Wanyoike aka: Ki
Some of their charges include:
Federal prosecutors say the men did the following:
On or about June 12, 2020, Daniels, along with other gang members drove at least two cars to a gathering to pay homage to a purported rival gang member who had passed away. At the gathering, members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang got out of their cars and shot into a vehicle in the area of Churchill Avenue in Franklin Township.
On or about August 1, 2020, Maccelus, Wanyoike and other gang members, at Ortiz’s direction, drove to the area of the Hope Manor housing complex in the “Down Bottom” area of New Brunswick in a stolen vehicle. Upon arriving, Wanyoike and another gang member exited the vehicle and shot Victim 1, a purported gang rival, as well as Victims 2 and 3.
On or about September 13, 2020, Lyons, Daniels, and other gang members used a stolen car to commit a shooting in New Brunswick that caused the deaths of Victim 4, a purported gang rival, and Victim 5, and resulting in injuries to Victims 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
On or about July 19, 2021, Wanyoike possessed a firearm that had been used in a shooting on or about April 30, 2021, in North Brunswick, where at least seven rounds of .40 caliber ammunition were discharged from a red Hyundai motor vehicle as it chased at Victim 13, a purported rival of the Bounty Hunter Bloods Enterprise.
On or about June 18, 2021, Boyd and other gang members gathered outside a hospital in New Brunswick to support and pay homage to a high-ranking member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang, who had been shot by purported rivals hours prior. Upon seeing a white Jeep they concluded was occupied by rivals, Boyd and two other gang members followed the Jeep to the area of Easton Avenue in New Brunswick. After stopping, one of the gang members shot into the Jeep, killing Victim 14 and causing injury to Victim 15.
On or about July 24, 2021, Stringer, while gathered with other gang members, possessed a firearm and attempted to fire it at a purported rival gang member in New Brunswick.
On or about January 9, 2022, Stringer, while with another gang member in New Brunswick, got into a confrontation regarding narcotics distribution with purported rival gang members and shot at them, killing Victim 16 and causing injury to Victim 17.
On or about January 20, 2022, Maccelus, while with another gang member in Franklin Township, possessed a loaded firearm that had been used in a shooting in New Brunswick that same day.https://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/bounty-hunter-bloods-gang-operated-out-new-brunswick-says-fbi