Riverhead Man Sentenced to 27 Years’ Imprisonment for East End Gang Murder
A member of the “Red Stone Gorilla” subset of the Bloods has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for a 2015 murder that occurred in eastern Long Island.
United States District Judge Joanna Seybert announced the sentence for Jason Langhorn on Nov. 14 for the murder of Thomas Lacolla. In addition, Langhorn will receive three years of supervised release. In August 2021, Langhorn pleaded guilty to firearms-related murder.
According to court records, Langhorn attempted to carry out an order of the leader of the gang to kill their rival. He accompanied other Bloods members to a location in Riverside, New York, where Langhorn and the two others fired more than 39 shots, collectively, into a vehicle they believed was occupied by their intended target. However, the vehicle was occupied by Mr. Lacolla, who was shot and killed instantly.
“Langhorn has been held accountable for his role in a heartless shooting that claimed the life of an unintended victim,” said Breon Peace, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “We hope today’s sentence brings a measure of solace and closure to the victim’s family and sends a clear message that those who commit brutal acts of gang violence will be brought to justice and punished.”
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the