How a lenient NYC judge left a reputed gangbanger free to allegedly kill an


A reputed teenage gang member with three gun busts in four months had his bail reduced by a Bronx judge — allowing him to get out of jail and allegedly fire a random shot that killed an innocent father of two, The Post has learned.

Alberto Ramirez, 16, was arrested Monday in the slaying of Eric Velasquez, 34, who was struck by a stray bullet that the teen allegedly shot blindly into a crowd while on a rival gang’s turf, law-enforcement sources said. He has pleaded not guilty.

Ramirez was locked up on $75,000 bail when acting Supreme Court Justice Denis Boyle lowered the amount to $10,000 cash or $25,000 bond over prosecution objections on March 2, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

His family bailed him out a few weeks later, a spokeswoman for DA Darcel Clark said — putting him back on the streets.

Eric Velasquez with his son, Jax
Eric Velasquez with his son, Jax.
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A law-enforcement source familiar with Ramirez cases said Boyle “gave this kid enough rope to hang himself.”

Another said, “Here is a kid who got a gun, got another gun, got another gun.”

“How many bites of the apple does someone get before someone gets killed? In this case, it was three,” the source added.

But having his bail lowered wasn’t the only big break Ramirez caught from Boyle, who in December ignored prosecution objections and freed the teen without bail following an earlier arrest.

The judge also sent two of Ramirez’s gun cases to Family Court, even though the DA’s Office wanted to prosecute him as an adult on those charges.

Meanwhile, Boyle is no stranger to rulings that led to disastrous results.

Last year, the jurist came under fire for his decision to release Jordon Benjamin, a 16-year-old boy charged with manslaughter who allegedly went on to slash a young woman across her abdomen — only to be released by Boyle again.

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Denis Boyle lowered the bail amount to $10,000 cash or $25,000 bond.
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And in 1999, Boyle signed off on a deal that let a homeless man live in a shelter and attend therapy sessions while awaiting sentencing in an attempted sex attack in the Bronx — during which time authorities later said he went on a spree of sex attacks in Manhattan.

The stray bullet victim, Velasquez, was innocently walking with a cousin past a dice game in front of 340 East 184th Street in Fordham Heights around 12:30 a.m. on May 16, sources said.

Ramirez, a reputed member of the “Young Gunnaz” or “YG” gang, allegedly opened fire indiscriminately, hitting Velasquez, after venturing into territory controlled by the rival “Slattery Avenue Boys” gang,” sources said.

The deadly practice is referred to by gang members as “spinning the block,” sources said.

The shooting took place within view of his family’s nearby apartment and his mom was able to watch from a window when his friends and family staged a memorial at the scene of his slaying.

Eric Velasquez with his son, Jax
Eric Velasquez, 34, was killed by gunfire in The Bronx on May 16.
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