A leader of Camden's Bloods street gang who ordered two shootings from his jail cell was sentenced to 22 years in prison yesterday in Burlington County Superior Court.
Tarell "Trigger" Ambrose, 26, described as a "four-star general" in the Bloods, pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder for directing Shawn "Shorty Roc" Cook to kill LaVonne Adkins, who prosecutors said had skipped out on gang meetings, and Maurice Brown, who provided information to authorities that landed Ambrose in the Camden County Jail.
The shootings took place within hours of each other on Feb. 15, 2006. Cook, 26, ambushed Adkins in front of the Willingboro teenager's family home. He wounded Brown in Camden.
In April, Ambrose and Cook - both of Camden - confessed to their roles in the hits and entered plea agreements. Cook, a "three-star general" who also admitted wounding Adkins' older brother, was expected to be sentenced to 30 years on Friday. - Matt Spolar