Krista McNallyJun 21, 2018, 6:55 pmJun 22, 2018, 2:11 pm

DA: Bloods gang member charged in deadly hit-and-run that killed father of 3

Chace Quinn allegedly hid in the Shinnecock Indian Reservation for months before he was caught by police


HAUPPAGUE — The Suffolk district attorney says a Bloods gang member faced a judge Wednesday in connection with a deadly hit-and-run.

Nineteen-year-old Chace Quinn is being accused of hitting a delivery driver and fleeing the scene on April 5. He was indicted on 18 counts, handed down by a grand jury.

"The victim died on the roadway as a result of being struck,” Suffolk County DA Tim Sini said. “The defendant did not stop or slow down, but rather turned his headlights off and sped away."

The 63-year-old and father of three, Joseph Lynn McAlla, was making a delivery to Southampton Masonry at 2:30 a.m. when he was crossing the street to lock the gate. That is when the district attorney says he was hit by Quinn's Jeep Wrangler.

McAlla sustained a traumatic amputation, losing his leg, and succumbed to the injuries.

Quinn, who has a criminal history, went to two bars before hitting and killing McAlla on County Road 39 in the eastbound direction, and he allegedly never stopped or slowed down to help the victim.

"The defendant and friends were observed on surveillance video consuming numerous drinks, beer, and shots. The defendant was also observed smoking marijuana,” Sini said.

The district attorney says there were three other people in his car who allegedly inspected the car for evidence, and no one ever called for help.

Quinn fled to the Shinnecock Indian Reservation that night and was there for two months avoiding police. Quinn was caught when he attempted to flee and start a new life in Georgia.

He faces charges including aggravated vehicular homicide and faces 12 to 36 years in prison. He was remanded Thursday and is in custody. His lawyer says he pleaded not guilty and has demanded a jury trial.

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