Man tied to local ‘2800 Strikerboyz’ gang arrested after brutal assault
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A Fargo man police say is ‘an unconfirmed member’ of a local gang has been arrested after assaulting another man and threatening to kill him in mid-November.
18-year-old Daniel Saydee Cisse is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, terrorizing and criminal street gang, all felonies.
According to court documents, the charges stem from a fight caught on camera on November 16. In one of the videos, documents say the victim is lying in the snow with his hands up and quivering while Cisse continues to kick and punch the male victim. Later in the video, documents say Cisse was choking the victim while pinning the him to the ground.
In a second video, documents say the male victim is bloodied and shirtless in the snow while Cisse tells the victim to say ‘All hail 28.’ Court documents say this command is in reference to promoting and furthering the credibility of the ‘2800 Strikerboyz’ gang.
Documents say Cisse then kicks the victim in the face at least twice, and in the video, documents say the victim appears motionless for a moment. The victim later runs from the scene, and documents say Cisse can be heard yelling at him to come back or Cisse will shoot him. Documents say Cisse grabbed the victim and pulled him back, before trying to write ‘28′ on the victim’s chest with the victim’s blood. Court documents say this, again, is in an effort to further promote the 2800 gang.
“I did review the video, and it’s troublesome to watch. It’s a disturbing video to watch and those are the exact types of cases that we take very seriously,” Fargo Police Lt. Mike Bernier said in an interview Friday, Dec. 2.
When interviewed by police, the victim told detectives he didn’t want to fight and claimed Cisse just started attacking him.
Fargo Police say the ‘2800 Strikerboyz’ gang is a subset of the Gangster Disciples gang. On a social media page for the 2800 group, videos show members of the group driving recklessly down neighborhood sidewalks at high rates of speed, fleeing police at speeds near 130 mph, as well as allude they have been part of shootings within the Fargo-Moorhead area. Bernier couldn’t confirm if the later claim was true or not.
FPD can’t talk specifics when it comes to Cisse and the 2800 gang, as the case is still open and active. However, Lt. Bernier says when it comes to gang activity in the Valley, there’s no data to say there’s an increase in incidents.
“We’re doing our best to curb any sort of gang activity,” he said.
Bernier says generally, those targeted by gangs and its members are those who are known to the group already and are not random attacks.
“We haven’t seen an uptick in individuals who associate with gangs going out into the public, but the possibility is always there,” Bernier said.
Since the beginning of the year, Bernier says three analysts in the department are tasked solely with looking at crime within the city to try to tie various incidents and criminals together, both gang and non-gang related.
“Where it’s happening, time of day, things of that nature, and we’re trying to establish a pattern to try to dictate and predict where future crimes are going to take place,” he said.
Bernier says curbing gang violence and keeping the community safe is the department’s number one priority.
“We want to make sure that we’re sending that message that we take gang violence and any kind of violence within the community very seriously, and we’ll go after those perpetrators,” he said.
Cisse was arrested for fleeing after a reported shooting and high-speed chase in Fargo-Moorhead on September 7. Police say the shooting happened in Fargo around 11 p.m. and officers tried to pull a vehicle over for questioning on I-94 in Moorhead when the driver took off at more than 100 mph.
The vehicle went back into Fargo and crashed near the Main Avenue exit. Four people were detained, but Cisse was the only one identified at the time.
Cisse will be seen again in court on Jan. 4, 2023.
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