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Police, family of murder victim plead with community for help (Tampa, FL): In the wake of a spike in homicides this summer, Tampa police and the family of a 58-year-old grandmother shot dead in her home last weekend pleaded with the community to come forward with information about her murder.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 30, 2015

Attorney: Don't tell jurors about Deltona suspect's gang ties (Deltona, FL): The attorneys for the Deltona man accused of killing his family told a judge Monday that a jury should not be told of their client's former gang ties. Luis Toledo, who could face the death penalty, was no longer a Latin King when his wife and her two children disappeared in October 2013, his attorneys said in a pretrial hearing.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: June 29, 2015

Apopka police boost patrols to prevent gang violence (Apopka, FL): The man accused of killing the man who was arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting that critically injured an 11-year-old girl was let out of jail because prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence to officially charge him. Apopka police said they’ve boosted patrols now that Steven Nedd is no longer behind bars and that they’re worried about a possible gang war erupting.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: June 25, 2015

With a dangerous summer in mind, officials support camps to keep youth off the street (Jacksonville, FL): Amid concerns about a violent summer, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission expects to be granted permission to spend $541,000 of its money to expand camp offerings for kids, following a vote of the City Council on Tuesday.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: June 20, 2015

Man charged as accessory in 2009 double slaying in Bradenton (Manatee County, FL): A man was charged Wednesday with two counts of being an accessory after the fact to a second-degree murder in connection with a double homicide in 2009, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: June 17, 2015

Alleged Riviera Beach gang member arrested in drug sting (Palm Beach County, FL): An alleged Riviera Beach gang member is in the Palm Beach County Jail after he was arrested by West Palm Beach police during a drug sting, according to an arrest report.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: June 15, 2015

Gang attack stresses Largo police needs (Largo, FL): The night of May 28 was another busy shift for the Largo Police Department, one without enough patrol officers to handle the call load. At the Bayhead Sports Complex, a fight broke out among teenagers. The department later determined it to be a clash between a Largo and a Clearwater gang.
Source: Tampa Bay Newspapers    Date: June 3, 2015

Hillsborough coalition’s anti-violence plan targets east Tampa (Tampa, FL): At the same time East Tampa is reeling from a rash of street shootings, a Hillsborough County violence prevention group is ready to act on a plan to make neighborhoods safer. The first step happens today when county commissioners vote on hiring the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa as the lead agency to carry out a plan drafted by the county’s Violence Prevention Collaborative.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 2, 2015

Weekend Shootings Spur 'Operation Safe Neighborhoods' (Tallahassee, FL): City of Tallahassee leaders are unveiling Operation Safe Neighborhoods, a summer initiative to curb gun violence in the city. The move comes after three shootings this past weekend left one man dead and two minors injured.
Source: WFSU News    Date: June 2, 2015

Police eye 'gang nexus' in Saturday shootings (Tallahassee, FL): Gang activity could be at the center of three shootings that left one man dead and two minors injured on Saturday night. In the span of two hours, the Tallahassee Police Department was called to three shooting incidents, and there are early indicators the shootings could be connected.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: June 1, 2015

School Board Members Leading Public Forum To Reduce Gang Violence (Jacksonville, FL): Empowering communities to take control over gang violence is the goal of a public forum happening Monday evening on Jacksonville’s northwest side.
Source: WJCT News    Date: June 1, 2015

Defense wants no mention of Toledo’s gang ties in family killing case (DeLand, FL): A defense attorney for Luis Toledo, who was once “the warlord” for the Latin Kings street gang in Florida, is asking that prosecutors be barred from bringing up his gang ties when he goes on trial in the slaying of his wife and her two children.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: June 1, 2015

Threats of violence mark end of school year (Jacksonville, FL): Concerns are growing among parents of First Coast High School students amid rumors that someone is planning a shooting on campus. Social media posts indicate that there will be a gang-initiation shooting at the school this week.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: June 1, 2015

More than 40 gang members in Duval schools, detective says (Jacksonville, FL): More than 40 gang members walk the hallways of Duval County Public Schools, according to the latest data cited by Duval County School Board Police detective Jeffrey Shouse.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: June 1, 2015

Man charged with manslaughter in botched ambush (Eustis, FL): A 24-year-old Eustis man has been charged with manslaughter after an accomplice was shot to death during a botched ambush on a rival gang.
Source: Daily Commercial    Date: May 31, 2015

Witness attacked calling police on gang fight (Largo, FL: A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after police say he attacked a jogger who stumbled upon what is believed to be a gang-related fight.
Source: WTSP 10 News    Date: May 29, 2015

Lack of gangs hinders Tampa crime fighters (Tampa, FL): The streets in some parts of Tampa have been bloody battlegrounds this year.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: May 24, 2015

Potential for gang violence anywhere in city, says top prosecutor protecting Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL): He’s been the local prosecution’s version of Eliot Ness in the never-ending battle against Jacksonville’s gangsters and has more work than ever, with no end in sight.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 24, 2015

Local gang expert: Gangs are in Jacksonville high schools (Jacksonville, FL): Action News is looking into gangs in local high schools. Friday night, two teens from First Coast High School were shot in Sheffield Park. Sources tell us, Jaquon Reeves, died from his injuries. Witnesses tell Action News, they were also students at First Coast High School. Police believe that shooting was gang related.
Source:    Date: May 18, 2015

Teen killed, another injured at Jacksonville park during vigil to remember another slain teen (Jacksonville, FL): A vigil held Friday for a First Coast High football player who was killed last month turned deadly when at least one shooter opened fire, according to Times-Union news partner First Coast News.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 16, 2015

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