Masters returned a few minutes later, as his motorcycle gear was playing up, so decided to return to the dealership immediately. On 3 August 2012, Masters was sentenced to 10 years and 5 months in prison for organising drug deals after police intercepted thousands of his coded phone conversations. A gang member who shot Killer Beez boss Josh Masters, leaving him paralysed, has been jailed for seven years. Within an hour of the shooting, Tae - through his lawyer Lorraine Smith - contacted the police and arranged to hand himself in. April 28, 2020 Craig Ballantyne Harley Davidson News 0. KILLER BEEZ (Auckland) BEEZ STING - DOCUMENTARY - Duration: 14:07. A gang member who shot Killer Beez boss Josh Masters, leaving him paralysed, has been jailed for seven years. He now faces a life confined to a wheelchair and needs the assistance of a fulltime caregiver. The company was directly owned by the partner of Josh Masters, Natalie Patricia Eyles. The former best friend of Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters has admitted shooting him in broad daylight. Even the judge who sentenced Josh Masters to 10 years in prison recognised the genuine leadership and business acumen. Akustino Tae pleaded guilty to an amended charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, at a special hearing of the High Court at Auckland this morning. Browse more videos. The leader of the Killer Beez gang has been released from prison after serving a lengthy jail sentence for dealing P. Joshua James Masters was released... Join Sign in Sign up. Witnesses heard someone yell words to the effect of "I told you not to come around here", then Tae calmly walked back to the Toyota and left. 28 April 2020. The "swarm", as members call themselves, now number in the hundreds. In September 2014, Killer Beez associate Hendrix Hauwai, 17, attacked Lucy Knight, punching her in the head after she tried to intervene in a failed bag-snatch outside a North Shore supermarket. Play now. 5 years ago | 433 views. Killer Beez gang president Joshua Masters has been left paralysed and will need caregiver assistance for the rest of his life after he was shot by a rival gang member. As he rode his motorcycle to the service area, Tae pulled out a black semi-automatic 9mm pistol from his pocket. You may have to register They were founded in 2003, as a large rogue street gang in Otara,[1] as a spin-off of the larger "Tribesmen" gang. The man left in a critical condition after being shot at an Auckland Harley Davidson store is understood to be Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters. Mystery surrounds Tae's motivation for shooting Masters, as neither spoke to the police. CHRIS MCKEEN/STUFF. Luke Appleby, 1 NEWS Digital Reporter • Source: 1 NEWS. He was previously denied parole after allegedly continuing to run the Killer Beez group from behind bars. Killer Beez president Josh Masters shot at an Auckland motorbike shop has woken up from a coma. They also released an album in 2008, Skull Fingers Up. Gangsters' code of silence after man shoots Killer Beez boss Josh Masters John Weekes Reporter from East & Bays Courier Okusitino Tae entered the dock shortly after 9am, a … The pair were once very close friends, part of the tight core of the Killer Beez gang which sprouted up in Otara in the early 2000s as a feeder group to the more established Tribesmen motorcycle gang. [NZ] - Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters left paralysed after former friend Akustino Tae fired pistol at him at motorcycle dealership. At the High Court hearing this morning, his lawyer Lorraine Smith agreed with the Crown submissions that the sentence should start at 11 years. Posted by Land Bike Wednesday, 7 May 2008 Investigation head detective inspector John Tims says the arrests are the culmination of a six-month investigation targeting the Killer Beez and Tribesmen gangs. Okusitino Tae met Masters years … This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 11:08. save hide report. Akustino Tae appeared via a video link from prison (file photo). In October 2017, members of the Killer Beez and the 36 (Three Six) gangs were involved in a shooting, where three males in Otara were shot in a drive-by shooting. On 15 May 2010, Killer Beez member Latu Kepu killed prison guard. Although the assailants were not identified, the victims of the shooting identified them as members of the gangs. Killer Beez president Josh Masters has been left paralysed after a bullet fired by his former best friend lodged in his spinal cord. Video will play in. The pair became friends in 1998 selling cannabis together and Tae said Masters "always looked after me, protected me, had my back. Josh Masters - a part-time rapper and owner of a record company - bought large amounts of P and passed it onto associates. Masters' own behaviour in prison was described as "confrontational and at times intimidatory", according to the Parole Board, as he ran the Killer Beez from behind bars. 14:07. The Killer Beez (Killa Bees) are a large street gang based in New Zealand, mainly based in the South Auckland area. He pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and the case was scheduled for a jury trial in the High Court at Auckland next month, which was adjourned indefinitely following the Covid-19 lockdown. Sign in Sign in with Stuff × Become a Verified Neighbour. It also emerged at the hearing that everyone (inlcuding his lawyer) had been spelling Tae's first name wrong, which is in fact Okusitino - not Akustino. He was wearing a bright white Killer Beez gang patch and was easily recognisable to Tae. He was also seriously considering leaving the Tribesmen, said Smith, although Justice Palmer was sceptical Tae would follow through. [3] Most Killer Beez inmates housed in Mt Eden Corrections Facility are housed in Delta Unit IS.[4]. He was wearing a bright white Killer Beez gang patch and was easily recognisable to Tae. * Josh Masters runs Killer Beez gang from prison * Gang boss badly beaten in prison. You may have to register Killer Beez members are commonly referred to as Killer(s) or simply as KB by those closely associated with the gang.[5]. Nearly 12 months to the day after Masters was gunned down in the parking lot outside a Mt Wellington motorcycle shop, Akustino Tae has this morning pleaded guilty to an amended charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. 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They were founded in 2003, as a large rogue street gang in Otara, as a spin-off of the larger "Tribesmen" gang. In November 2008, Masters received a 'jailhouse beating' for an outburst in court, leading to complications in the trials of multiple associates. His attempt to manually reload the pistol ejected the chambered round into the breech, where it jammed. Killer Beez president Josh Masters has been left paralysed after a bullet fired by his former best friend lodged in his spinal cord. 10. Over the course of the next eight hours, Smith told the High Court today, Tae met with senior members of the Tribesmen and the Killer Beez for truce talks to ensure there was no further trouble. While the influence of the Killer Beez in the community was greatly diminished by Operation Leo, Masters' army continued to grow inside the prisons where the gang actively recruited. And I had his. The Killer Beez have long been a feeder gang for the Tribesmen but the summary of facts for the shooting noted "tensions developed" between the gangs after Masters' release from prison in 2018, after coming to the end of his 10 year 5 month sentence for methamphetamine offending. News. Charges included supplying methamphetamine, conspiracy to supply methamphetamine and money laundering. For the next four years, Masters dragged out the court case although he was eventually sentenced to 10 years 5 months in prison after pleading guilty to supplying methamphetamine, conspiracy to supply the Class-A drug, and laundering money through his record label. In total 60 Killer Beez were arrested an operation which involved 110,000 intercepted messages. He was previously denied parole after allegedly continuing to run the Killer Beez group from behind bars. Josh Masters runs Killer Beez gang from prison | Stuff.co.nz The Killer Beez were formerly headed by Josh Masters, a well-known kickboxer, also a former vice-president of the Tribesmen. Tae tried to manually reload the pistol, by pulling the slide back, without knowing the firearm automatically reloaded a second bullet into the chamber. Killer Beez kingpin Josh Masters has been given a humiliating jailhouse beating as he awaits trial over allegedly being part of a drugs ring. The rapper tapped into US hip hop culture to grow an army - the Killer Beez. The reason why Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters was shot by his former best friend remains a mystery. Masters had earlier pleaded guilty to four charges including supplying P and money laundering, but more than four years after his arrest, he disputed aspects of the police case against him. Follow. Playing next. Gangsters' code of silence after man shoots Killer Beez boss Josh Masters John Weekes Reporter from East & Bays Courier Okusitino Tae entered the dock shortly … The reason why Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters was shot by his former best friend remains a mystery. But there was a change of heart because of the trial delay, and the fact the maximum penalty of 14 years' imprisonment for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm is the same as attempted murder. Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters, was left in a critical condition after he was shot in Mt Wellington yesterday afternoon at a Harley Davidson store. The former best friend of Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters has admitted shooting him in broad daylight. On Tuesday, Tribesmen member Akustino Tae admitted the shooting, which took place at an Auckland Harley Davidson dealership in April 2019. I am deeply sorry for what I did for him. The former kickboxer now needs caregiver assistance for the rest of his life, according to court documents released to the Herald. [11], Colourway Records has released several titles, including "Put Ya Colourz On", which also feature Young Sid[12] and Josh Masters. 9:35. The feared gang mem­ber and for­mer kick­boxer now needs care­giver as­sis­tance for the rest of his life, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments re­leased to the Her­ald. The judge also declined to impose a minimum period of imprisonment, which means Tae will be eligible for parole after serving one-third of the sentence. Join Facebook to connect with Josh Masters and others you may know. In February 2014, Huawai was sentenced to jail for 4 years and 9 months by North Shore District Court Judge Pippa Sinclair. [2], In 2013, there were 138 members in prison, up from 96 in 2011. On 26 April 2019, Masters went to the Auckland Harley Davidson dealership on the Mt Wellington Highway to pay for repairs to his motorcycle. [13], This article is about a New Zealand street gang. Killer Beez president Josh Masters paralysed after shooting. Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters left paralysed after former friend Akustino T If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. The Killer Beez were formerly headed by Josh Masters, a well-known kickboxer, also a former vice-president of the Tribesmen MC. The deal was originally rejected by the Crown, which believed the question of an intent to kill should be determined by a jury. Justice Matthew Palmer accepted the starting point of 11 years for the offence and gave Tae discounts for the guilty plea, his background and remorse, to end with a final sentence of seven years. The New Zealand Companies Office lists Colourway Records as registered from 19 February 2007 until 25 February 2014. It was an extremely unusual event as both the Killer Beez and Tribesmen were very close gangs that were in a very strong alliance considering the Killer Beez was founded by the Tribesmen as a feeder gang for the Tribesmen. They were founded in 2003, as a large rogue street gang in Otara, as a spin-off of the larger "Tribesmen" gang; the Killer Beez were formerly headed by Josh Masters, a well-known kickboxer, also a former vice-president of the Tribesmen MC. They were founded in 2003, as a large rogue street gang in Otara, as a spin-off of the larger "Tribesmen" gang.. In total 60 Killer Beez were arrested in an operation. More than 100 police took part in the Operation Leo raids around Otara and Papatoetoe with the armed offenders squad also involved in … The lines between the gangs were so blurred Masters, once described by a High Court judge as a charismatic leader with undoubted business acumen, also held a senior position in the Tribesmen at one point. Killer Beez was headed by Josh Masters, formerly a vice-president of the Tribesmen gang. View the profiles of people named Josh Masters. Evident in all of the gangs music videos, released on the YouTube account colourwayrecords, the gang predominantly wear black and yellow, the same colours used in their logo. Tribesmen MC member was sentenced for the shooting at former friend and Killer Beez prez Okusitino Tae fired one round at Josh Masters and the bullet lodging in his spinal cavity. At the time of the arrests, Detective Inspector John Tims - now a deputy commissioner - said the Killer Beez tried to portray themselves as "modern-day Robin Hoods". "Based on the evidence secured throughout this operation and today, in simple terms they are drug dealers who are causing destruction and chaos in our community by their actions.". Josh Masters served nearly all of his 10 year 5 month sentence for supplying methamphetamine and laundering the profits through his rap label. Killer Beez president Josh Masters released by Parole Board after 10 year prison sentence for P dealing. On April 26, 2019 Killer Beez head Josh Masters, a prominent gang member was shot by a member of the Tribesmen at a Harley Davidson dealership in Mount Wellington, Auckland. Masters plead … His profile grew to the point John Campbell interviewed him for prime time television, where Masters denied the Killer Beez had any involvement in methamphetamine. An arrest warrant has been issued for high-profile Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters after he failed to appear in court today. The reason why Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters was shot by his former best friend remains a mystery 28 April 2020 Akustino Tae pleaded guilty to an amended charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, at a special hearing of the High Court at Auckland this morning. Masters fell to the ground with the motorcycle on top of him. The Killer Beez (Killa Bees) are a large street gang based in New Zealand, mainly based in the South Auckland area. More than 100 police took part in the Operation Leo raids around Otara and Papatoetoe with the armed offenders squad also involved in … Nearly 12 months to the day after Masters was gunned down in the parking lot outside a Mt Wellington motorcycle shop, Akustino Tae has this morning pleaded guilty to an amended charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters, was left in a critical condition after he was shot in Mt Wellington yesterday afternoon at a Harley Davidson store. But less than 12 months after being released from prison, Masters lay in a hospital paralysed and one of his closest friends was accused of putting him there, Jared Savage reports. The Killer Beez (Killa Bees) are a large Maori street gang based in New Zealand, mainly based in the South Auckland area. Posted by Land Bike Wednesday, 7 May 2008 Investigation head detective inspector John Tims says the arrests are the culmination of a six-month investigation targeting the Killer Beez and Tribesmen gangs. Josh Masters (founder and overall Killer Beez leader), Vila Lemanu (high-ranking chapter leader), In May 2008, Josh Masters and 41 other members from both the Tribesman and The Killer Beez gangs were arrested in a police sting. 22TV 767,404 views. ", "Josh will always be my brother, I will always love him. Masters was released from prison in July last year after serving nearly all of a 10-year, five month sentence for supplying methamphetamine and laundering the profits through his rap label. He kept walking towards Masters while trying to rack the top slide of the pistol, which ejected the only remaining bullet. A common phrase within the gang's music, as well as being used in its logo, is the term AO, pronounced as separate letters, which is an acronym for the gang motto, All Out. A former close friend of Josh Masters was sentenced to seven years in prison after shooting the Killer Beez president, which left him paralysed and in need of caregiver assistance for the rest of his life. An arrest warrant has been issued for high-profile Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters after he failed to appear in court today. The Killer Beez (Killa Bees) are a large street gang based in New Zealand, mainly based in the South Auckland area. Some were in the Killer Beez and others were family members. 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[10] Colourway Records was among the assets seized by the New Zealand Police in the 2008 drug raids. With Masters lying on the ground defenceless, Tae kept […] Killer Beez Prez Josh Masters left paralysed after former friend Akustino Tae attack Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters left paralysed after former friend Akustino Tae fired pistol at him at motorcycle dealership. Tae stopped walking when he was standing over Masters and pointed the pistol at his head, pulling the trigger but nothing happened. He will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. nzherald.co.nz/nz/new... 0 comments. Masters, in his early 40's, allegedly used smuggled mobile phones to conduct gang business and arrange the supply of drugs into prison – and a large quantity of drugs were found in his cell. Know what’s happening Access the private noticeboard for verified neighbours near you. Okusitino Tae, 40, was sentenced this morning in the High Court after pleading guilty last month to a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Killer Beez gang president Josh Masters left paralysed after former friend Akustino Tae fired pistol at him at motorcycle dealership. The Killer Beez were formerly headed by Josh Masters, a well-known kickboxer, also a former vice-president of the Tribesmen MC. Masters was one of 44 people from both gangs arrested in a police swoop in May 2008. Joshua Masters was once the physically imposing and charismatic leader of the Killer Beez gang. Tae wanted to meet with Masters in a restorative justice conference, and to show the offer was genuine, Smith read out quotes attributed to Tae. Exclusive: Killer Beez gangsters captured recklessly swarming South Auckland streets on stolen bikes. Posted by. Two minutes after he left the dealership on this motorcycle, Tae and another man arrived in a black Toyota Vitz hatchback. Killer Beez pres­i­dent Josh Masters has been left paral­ysed af­ter a bul­let fired by his for­mer best friend lodged in his spinal cord. 14 Jul, 2018 02:26 AM 4 minutes to read. They were founded in 2003, as a large rogue street gang in Otara, as a spin-off of the larger "Tribesmen" gang; the Killer Beez were formerly headed by Josh Masters, a well-known kickboxer, also a former vice-president of the Tribesmen MC. Even the judge who sentenced Josh Masters to 10 years in prison recognised the genuine leadership and business acumen. By this point, Tae was just a few metres away and pulled the trigger twice more but the pistol failed to fire because of the jam. (via 1 NEWS) 28 April 2020. Joshua James Masters head of the Killer Beez gang. I wish I could take it back every single day.". The rapper tapped into US hip hop culture to grow an army - the Killer Beez. Close. Masters, in his early 40's, allegedly used smuggled mobile phones to conduct gang business and arrange the supply of drugs into prison – and a large quantity of drugs were found in his cell. The Killer Beez (Killa Bees) are a large street gang based in New Zealand, mainly based in the South Auckland area. But she argued Tae deserved significant discounts for his guilty plea, his dysfunctional background outlined in a cultural report, and his genuine remorse. At the time of the interview, a covert police investigation called Operation Leo was already underway. Killer Beez president Josh Masters released by Parole Board after 10 year prison sentence for P dealing. For that reason, and others such as the saved time and expense of a trial, as well as Masters refusing to be a witness, the Crown accepted the offer and Tae pleaded guilty in April 2020, almost 12 months to the day since he gunned down Masters. • From Harley Davidson to wheelchair: The inside story of Josh Masters' downfall• Killer Beez boss left paralysed after best friend shoots him• Patching over: Mongrel Mob leader's brother, nephew join rival Comanchero• Gangs of New Zealand: Why gang numbers spiked by 50 per cent• Inside the gang tensions which brought Tauranga to a standstill• How a Sydney airport brawl changed NZ's gang scene forever• The rise and fall of Josh Masters and the Killer Beez• Inside the comedy of errors in NZ's biggest drug bust. Police seized about $500,000 worth of meth and cannabis, $20,000 cash, a large amount of stolen property, and motorcycles and cars under the Proceeds of Crime Act. As he rode his motorcycle to the service area, Tae pulled out a black semi-automatic 9mm pistol from his pocket. Home » LIFESTYLE, SPORTS, TRAVEL » Killer Beez gang leader Josh Masters believed shot at Harley-Davidson store Killer Beez gang leader Josh Masters believed shot at … JOSH MASTERS (Killa Beez) Interview On "Campbell Live" Report. The former kickboxer now needs caregiver assistance for the rest of his life, according to court documents released to the Herald. JOSH MASTERS (Killa Beez) Interview On "Campbell Live" Tyshawn Cyril. A rival Tribesmen gang member, Akustino Tae, has been charged with attempted murder. Later that night, Tae met with Smith and surrendered himself into the Manukau Police Station and handed over the pistol. This was the main reason he was declined release on parole on several occasions until May 2018, when he was no longer considered an "undue risk" to the community. The Killer Beez emblem or "patch" consists of the words "Killer Beez" and "AO MOJO" that act as the surrounding rockers for their Skull Fingers Up emblem of a middle finger extended upright with a partially extended thumb. share. In June 2008, several Killer Beez members, including leader Vila Lemanu and member Christopher Shadrock, were convicted for killing Chinese businesswoman Joanne Wang, after they ran her over in a Manukau shopping mall carpark in front of her 8-year-old son. Masters returned a few minutes later, as his motorcycle gear was playing up, so decided to return to the dealership immediately. u/nilnz. More than 110,000 communications were intercepted between February and May 2008 when Masters and 43 other Killer Beez and Tribesmen associates were arrested. The rapper tapped into US hip hop culture to grow an army - the Killer Beez. ... JOSH MASTERS (Killa Beez) Interview On "Campbell Live" - … Even the judge who sentenced Josh Masters to 10 years in prison recognised the genuine leadership and business acumen. Tae was one of the original members of the Killer Beez, the street gang led by Masters since the early 2000s, but is now the sergeant-at-arms of the Tribesmen motorcycle gang in Otara.
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