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Arrest made in death of Somali (Minneapolis, MN) : A 20-year-old man suspected of killing a Somali woman in her apartment near downtown Minneapolis this month was arrested Saturday night in St. Cloud. Somali leaders in the Twin Cities said Sunday that the suspect, who has not been charged, probably is tied to a growing Somali gang problem.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 29, 2004
Lake Worth police say online feud led to gang killing (Lake Worth, FL): Before a fierce feud between rival Lake Worth gangs turned fatal in July, a war of words had been raging in cyberspace. Using popular Internet acronyms and Web slang, members of Sur 13 and MLK, short for "Makin Life Krazy," exchanged vulgar putdowns online.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 29, 2004
Nampa police say Saturday night killing related to shooting last week (Nampa, ID): The killing of a man found shot to death near a downtown parking lot may be related to a drive-by shooting last weekend at a Nampa apartment building, according to police. Police found 28-year-old Edward Archuleta, who'd been shot in the chest, on Saturday night.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune Date: November 28, 2004
Selma killing second of 2004 (Selma, CA): Angry and fearful residents of a southwest Selma apartment believe gang members are behind the Thanksgiving night slaying of a man who was beaten and stabbed.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: November 27, 2004
Stamford man killed outside Bethel party (Bethel, CT): A Stamford man was fatally shot early Saturday morning outside a birthday party in Bethel. Darnell Merritt, 21, was shot four times in the back at about 1:45 a.m. as he left the Masonic Lodge, which was rented out for a party.
Source: Newsday Date: November 27, 2004
Teen charged with having gun at scene of Providence slaying (Providence, RI): A Cranston teenager, who police say has ties to the Latin Kings gang, has been arrested and charged with having a gun at a house party where a young man was fatally shot. Julio Morel, 18, was charged Friday with possession of a firearm without a license.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 27, 2004
15-year-old gang shooting victim identified (San Diego, CA): Authorities Saturday released the name of a 15-year-old boy killed in a gang-related shooting at a Bay Terraces apartment complex.
Source: North County Times Date: November 27, 2004
Police believe Charlotte may be stop on gang pipeline (Charlotte, NC): Wilfredo Martinez lived a quiet life while he was in Charlotte, but he had a past — a past that caught up with him with Los Angeles police officers arrested the 25-year-old in connection with a California homicide.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: November 26, 2004
Suspect arrested in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): A shooting suspect who Carson City deputies said was involved in a gang-related shooting three days ago was arrested Friday evening. Rigoberto Vega-Aguilar, 23, of Carson City was found at about 6:30 p.m. in the home of a friend on Century Circle, sheriff Ken Furlong said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: November 26, 2004
Shooting suspect might be in Reno area (Reno, NV): Carson City authorities said Thursday a man suspected of shooting another man during a gang-related gunfight might be in the Reno-Sparks area.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: November 26, 2004
County revives anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Steadily rising gang crime is spurring all of the county's police agencies to resurrect an anti-gang task force called SMASH.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 25, 2004
Man, 20, charged in Lake Worth violence (Lake Worth, FL): A Lake Worth gang leader allegedly involved in the shooting of three people this summer was charged Wednesday morning, according to police.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: November 25, 2004
Drug cartel targets agents (Texas): A band of Mexican army deserters that smuggles illicit drugs into the United States across the southern Texas border has offered bounties of up to $50,000 for the assassination of U.S. Border Patrol agents and state and local police officers, U.S. law-enforcement authorities said.
Source: The Washington Times Date: November 25, 2004
Member of gang sentenced in killing (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse street gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday for driving the getaway car in the shooting death of a rival gang member last year.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 25, 2004
Governor won’t hold gang summit (Columbia, SC): Gov. Mark Sanford has declined a local leader’s request to call a statewide summit on gang and youth violence. In a Sept. 23 letter, Preston Winkler, executive director of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council asked Sanford to hold a statewide meeting on the matter.
Source: The State Date: November 25, 2004
Girl says she was attacked by gay girl gang (Philadelphia, PA): A 15-year-old girl told NBC 10 how other students allegedly tried to force her into a sexual threesome and trapped her in a bathroom at a school in the University City area of Philadelphia. The victim said that at one point during her entrapment in the bathroom she was fondled by members of a gang of gay girls known as the Rainbow Club.
Source: NBC 10 News Date: November 25, 2004
Boys and Girls Club to get anti-gang grant (Glassboro, NJ): The Glassboro Boys and Girls Club Inc. should soon receive funding assistance for a number of at-risk youth services here, thanks to state funds granted through the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, officials said.
Source: The Gloucester County Times Date: November 25, 2004
Police arrest juveniles believe to be gang members (Reading, PA): Some juveniles believed to be members of an international gang have been arrested for minor offenses in Reading. Reading police Chief Charles Broad said that's leading to concern that they may commit more serious crimes
Source: WGAL Channel 8 News Date: November 24, 2004
Oxnard gets OK to pay for gang injunction aid (Oxnard, CA): An agreement allowing the city of Oxnard to pay for a prosecutor to handle the gang injunction against the Colonia Chiques was approved Tuesday by county supervisors.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 24, 2004
Alleged Latin Kings gangster arrested again (Vineland, NJ): A suspected member of the Latin Kings street gang, arrested twice since August on drug and weapons charges, was back in jail again Tuesday, police said. William Villafane, 23, of the 200 block of South Seventh Street was charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs, trespassing and wandering in a known drug area after police conducted a center city surveillance operation.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: November 24, 2004
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