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Police think man was killed tagging (Los Angeles, CA): Koreatown - Gunmen shot and killed a 30-year-old man in a drive-by shooting early Saturday, according to Los Angeles police officials. Police say the slaying was gang-related.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 16, 2004
Police say teen admitted shots (Pomona, CA): A police affidavit says a Fontana teenager charged with killing a highway patrolman outside a courthouse last month confessed to stealing a gun from his grandfather and opening fire on the officer in an effort to impress a street gang. Valentino Mitchell Arenas, 16, was arrested April 22 on suspicion of shooting CHP Officer Thomas Steiner to death the day before.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 16, 2004
Two killed, two injured in four shootings (Durham, NC): Two people were killed and two others wounded in four separate shootings Saturday. A woman sitting on an East Durham porch talking with friends was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting. That evening, three shootings occurred within an hour, leaving one man dead.
Source: The News & Observer Date: May 16, 2004
Key gang raid target surrenders (Chicago, IL): A high-ranking member of the Black Disciples turned himself in to the FBI Friday, a day after the government announced a sweeping indictment of the organization's leadership. Alfred Creamer, a board member under gang king Marvel Thompson, allegedly helped run the gang's largest drug dealing operation, centered at the Randolph Towers public housing complex on the South Side, according to a federal indictment released Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 15, 2004
Two held in drive-by shooting death (Chicago, IL): Two alleged gang members were charged Thursday with the drive-by slaying of a 20-year-old man who had just returned to his Chicago home from a yearlong job-training program in Indiana. Tuesday's slaying of Jonathan Collazo in the Hermosa neighborhood had residents calling for an end to the gang chokehold on the community.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 14, 2004
Trio jailed in effort to curb gang activity (Rockford, IL): A crackdown on street gangs continued Thursday with the arrest of three more suspected gang members. Police arrested Marco Mendez, 17, Juan Jass Jr., 19, and Estaban Gonzales, 19, after a short foot chase near South Alpine Road and O'Connell Street. All were wanted on outstanding warrants.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: May 14, 2004
Bronx soccer terror gang (Bronx, NY): Five members of a Bronx gang of violent Mexican soccer enthusiasts have been charged with terrorism and other offenses under an anti-terror law that went into effect a week after 9/11, cops said yesterday. The five - members of the so-called St. James Boys - are accused of murder, manslaughter, weapons possession, assault and robbery, among other crimes.
Source: New York Post Date: May 14, 2004
Annandale man charged in machete attack of boy (Alexandria, VA): An 18-year-old Annandale man has been arrested in connection with the gang-related machete attack in which a 16-year-old boy's hands were badly mutilated. Hayner R. Flores was arrested at his home without incident late Wednesday night and charged with malicious wounding and participating in an illegal gang activity. Police said that their investigation is continuing and that more arrests are expected.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: May 14, 2004
Police detail gang's toll on hospital (Ventura County, CA): Colonia Chiques gang members and associates have assaulted a hospital worker, intimidated patients and staff members and are responsible for thousands of dollars worth of vandalism at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, according to court documents filed by police. The pattern of harassment and crime at the city's only hospital was detailed in a civil lawsuit filed last month by Ventura County authorities against the county's largest and most violent gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 14, 2004
US hits drug empire (Chicago, IL): With their leader in prison, top members of the Black Disciples were called to a South Side apartment building--"The Castle," the gang called it--to hear from their newly annointed "king." He told the assembled drug dealers that if they played by the "BD law," they would prosper. Violators would be beaten or killed by the Vanguard, the enforcers of the gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 14, 2004
Pawtucket man shot on porch in South Providence (Providence, RI): A Pawtucket man was in fair condition after he was shot while sitting on a porch in South Providence early yesterday morning. Jose Depina, 19, was found slumped and bleeding at 137 Bellevue St. just before 1:30 a.m.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 14, 2004
Web of violence: Garland police find that rival youths used chat rooms to set up the fight (Garland, TX): It was a clash born in cyberspace. But on March 3, the profanity-laden put-downs that had been exchanged over the Internet escalated into a street fight in Garland with low-tech weapons such as fists, bats and clubs. Several young people were injured, including one whose arm was broken.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 13, 2004
Ten arrested in gang slaying (Garden Grove, CA): Police have arrested 10 people for killing a man in March in what investigators described as the last episode in a series of attacks between rival Asian gangs. Nhan Thanh Chuong, 24, of Santa Ana was killed March 19 along the 10100 block of Crosby Avenue. A second man survived his wounds.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 13, 2004
Belvidere shooting gang-related (Belvidere, IL): Police are tying a recent drive-by shooting in Belvidere to gang violence in Rockford. Victor Vidal, 21, and Ariel Vidal, 20, both of Belvidere, were charged Tuesday with armed violence and were in the Boone County Jail on $250,000 bond. They face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. The pair are suspects in what police are calling a gang-related drive-by shooting Sunday.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: May 13, 2004
Shooting at Merced high school leaves two injured (Merced, CA): Three people were arrested after a late afternoon shootout in a Merced high school wounded two teenagers. Julio Najar, a 19-year-old from Merced, is in stable condition after being airlifted to a Modesto hospital on Tuesday after the 5:25 p.m. shooting.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 12, 2004
Injunction has Hollywood gang on the run (Hollywood, CA): Gang-related crime was cut in half so far this year in the Hollywood area after an aggressive injunction was used to target the city's largest gang. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Police Chief William Bratton said the falling crime rate marks the revival of Hollywood and that they want to put similar gang injunctions in place across the city.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 12, 2004
Pixley teen's slaying linked to gang (Pixley, CA): A Pixley man was arraigned on murder charges this week in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Everado Marquez in the victim's home. A second suspect remains at large. Suspect Miguel Cisneros, 19, faces the special allegation that he used a firearm in the Thursday killing and that he committed a crime for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register Date: May 12, 2004
Gang unit investigating shooting (Fort Worth, TX): A drive-by shooting Monday night that left two teens seriously injured and hurt a 1-year-old may have been in retaliation for a February gang shooting, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 12, 2004
Crackdown on gangs results in 41 arrests (San Diego, CA): San Diego police arrested 41 people during the weekend as part of a continued crackdown on gang crime, bringing to 87 the number of people arrested since the effort began May 1, authorities said. The effort against gang crime will continue indefinitely, police said. Officers assigned to specialized units, including narcotics and gangs, have been moved into areas where an increase in crime has occurred.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 11, 2004
The innocent pay (Sylmar, CA): Knowing the dangers of living in the northeast San Fernando Valley, Cecilia Cortez took precautions to ensure that her son's 16th birthday party would be safe. No alcohol was served. Plenty of adults served as chaperons, and security guards patted down guests for weapons at the door. But despite the family's efforts, at least a half-dozen suspected gang members forced their way into the Saturday night festivities and started a fight that ended in the shooting deaths of two innocent partygoers.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 11, 2004
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