52 Hoover Gangster Crips [52HGC, Five Deuce] are a predominately African-American street gang located in the Vermont-Slauson community of South LA in the City of Los Angeles. They are connected to both the Gangster alliance and the Hoover alliance and formed during the late 1970s. Historically the Five Deuce Hoovers are closely aligned with the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips.
The FDH are the only Hoover set of the eight separate Hoover sets that does not follow the naming convention of “HCG” or “Hoover Crip Gang” like the other seven sets. Additionally, when the seven HCG sets decided to drop the Crip for Criminal around 1995, the FDH were the only one that did not take on that identity.
The 52 HGCs also have a very close alliance with the 51st Street Trouble Gangster Crips (51 TGC), a tagger crew that turned gang during the late 1990s, that are geographically located directly to the west of their neighborhood.
On October 12, 1984 members of the FDHs were victimized in one of the most deadly shootings in Los Angeles history when 10 people were shot and five killed, all teenagers, in what later became known as the “54th Street Massacre.” Within days, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested three members of the Van Ness Gangster Bloods, Keith “Ase Kapone” Fudge, 18, Fred “Fat Fred” Knight and Harold Hall, 22. In 1989, Knight, who weighed 270 pounds did not match the description of any of the witnesses was acquitted. Fudge on the other hand was convicted and sentenced to death and is currently incarcerated on death row in San Quentin Prison.
- Percy “Budda” Brewer, 17 (February 28, 1967 – October 12, 1984)
- Chris “Tiny Devil” Stephens, 27 (1985 – 2013)
- Hoover Dee
- Pookie aka 5-Deuce Pookie
- Shannon Cannon, 14, (September 14, 1970 – October 12, 1984)
- Darryl Sebastian Coleman, 17 (March 17, 1967 – October 12, 1984)
- Diane Laschell Rasberry, 17 (January 9, 1967 – October 12, 1984)
- Phillip Wayne Westbrooks, 18 (November 26, 1965 – October 12, 1984)
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