William Jenkins

 

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: former member of the Viceroy street gang who became a paraplegic when he was shot through the stomach and back by a rival Dragon gang member during a fight in Spanish Harlem as an 18-year-old on Oct. 21, 1960, who was known to police as Wheelchair Willie when he continued his life of crime, including several arrests made on such criminal charges as attempted murder, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon between 1971 and 1991, in which two teenage brothers in the Dragons were arrested and imprisoned for shooting him.

 

 

Cause of Death: Infectious complications caused by the gunshot wounds

 

Born: 1942

 

Died: March 13, 2009

 

Location: New York City, New York