The Nassau County District Attorney announced that Christopher Anderson, also known as CK, 27, of Roosevelt, pleaded guilty on Thursday, June 29, to counts including murder in two separate incidents in 2020 murder.

The first incident occurred on November 28, 2020.

Tafari Horton, 21, and another victim, 19, were at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Freeport, according to the allegations.

Members of the Bloods gang, who were at a gang meeting at the park at the time, allegedly followed the pair as they entered the park bathroom.

The pair tried to leave the park, but the exit was reportedly blocked by Anderson and other gang members.

That’s when Anderson and his co-defendant, Floyd McNeill, began shooting.

Horton was hit twice, once in the chest and heart and once in the foot. He was pronounced dead at Nassau University Medical Center.

The 19-year-old victim suffered a shoulder injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Seven bullet casings were found at the scene, according to the district attorney’s office.

Nearly a month later, on Dec. 29, 2020, Anderson was involved in the pursuit of four Hempstead detectives who allegedly weaved through Roosevelt traffic at high speed.

Anderson allegedly pulled the car into a driveway near Pennywood Avenue and tried to get out of the car.

When the officers were within a few feet of Anderson, he fired three shots in their direction but missed. Police returned fire, and Anderson escaped unscathed, but was arrested the next day.

Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly.

“Tafari tragically lost his life as a result of the defendant’s wanton violence. We will continue to eliminate gang violence in our community before more innocent lives are lost.”

In summary, Anderson pleaded guilty to the following charges in two separate cases:

  • second degree murder;
  • attempted first degree murder;
  • Attempted second-degree murder; and
  • Possession of a weapon is a second degree offense.

He is expected to receive a sentence of 22 years to life in prison when sentencing is Wednesday, August 30.

Anderson’s co-defendant, McNeill, is expected to receive a sentence of 50 years to life in prison if convicted. His case is still pending.

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