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Investigators: SPD beefs up gang unit amid escalating violence (Seattle, WA): King 5 Investigator Linda Byron and photojournalist Steve Douglas recently spent two weekends riding with detectives to find out how the Seattle Police Department is waging war on gang violence.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: August 21, 2014
http://www.king5.com/...

Gang member convicted of 2008 slaying at Garfield High School (Seattle, WA): A South Seattle gang member who fatally shot a teenager at Garfield High School in a revenge slaying has been found guilty of first-degree murder with a firearm and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: August 18, 2014
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/...

Prosecutors: Fircrest shooting might be gang-related (Vancouver, WA): A man is accused of firing a gun multiple times toward a Vancouver house when asked to leave a party, and Clark County prosecutors say the shooting may be gang related.
Source: The Columbian    Date: August 14, 2014
http://www.columbian.com/...

Gang brawlers get mixed sentences (Walla Walla, WA): Three men involved in a fight between rival gangs at the Walla Walla Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store were sentenced Monday in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: August 12, 2014
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Seven gang members convicted in 2011 Kent car show shooting (Kent, WA): Seven gang members connected with a July 2011 shootout at a Kent car show at a West Hill strip mall have been convicted on a variety of charges.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: August 6, 2014
http://www.kentreporter.com/...

Man sentenced to prison for killing Buena teen (Yakima, WA): A 20-year-old Toppenish man was sentenced to 28 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a gang-related shooting in Toppenish that left a 15-year-old boy dead.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 6, 2014
http://www.yakimaherald.com/...

One man's story of surviving gang violence may help Hilltop kids find perspective (Tacoma, WA): Irshad Altheimer insists his memories of growing up in Tacoma's Hilltop are more positive than negative — amazing, since it almost killed him. Seventeen years ago, on South 15th Street near Sprague Avenue, he was driving friends home from a movie when a gang member in a car following them opened up with a MAC 90 assault rifle.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 5, 2014
http://www.thenewstribune.com/...

Jury finds two guilty in death of teen believed to be first victim of Tacoma gang violence (Tacoma, WA): Decades after his death, there is finally a conviction in the case of the teenager believed to be the first victim of a gang killing in Tacoma. A jury last week found Anthony Eugene Ralls, 45, and Nathaniel Miles, 49, guilty of first-degree murder in the Aug. 28, 1988, slaying of Bernard Houston. Miles also was found guilty of tampering with a witness.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 5, 2014
http://www.thenewstribune.com/...

Seattle man charged in fatal Leschi shooting in April (Seattle, WA): King County prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old Seattle man with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Deszaun Smallwood, who was one of three men killed blocks apart and within days of each other in April.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: August 1, 2014
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/...

Police: Gangster says he was just testing Glock outside rap show (Seattle, WA): Two young men accused of firing more than a dozen shots outside a Seattle rap show now face felony charges. King County prosecutors claim Marquis Jackson and Jerrod Marks II opened fire as a gangster rap concert concluded at a Beacon Hill bar. One of the rounds fired by the men blew through the wall of a home and lodged feet from a sleeping woman.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 31, 2014
http://www.seattlepi.com/...

Brawlers plead guilty in gang fight (Walla Walla, WA): Two men pleaded guilty Tuesday in Superior Court to a felony charge stemming from a fight in June between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: July 30, 2014
http://union-bulletin.com/...

City of Grandview awarded $30,000 in drug and gang task force funding (Yakima, WA): Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday approved an agreement with the city of Grandview that provides the city with more than $30,000 in federal funds for its efforts to stem drug and gang activity.
Source: Daily Sun News    Date: July 23, 2014
http://www.dailysunnews.com/...

Another shooting rattles Deaconess Hospital (Spokane, WA): A Spokane County corrections officer fired his gun at a fleeing inmate inside Deaconess Hospital early Monday morning. It's the second time in six days that gunfire has erupted on the hospital's campus. The shot missed Cameron A. Trevino, 26, a man with a long rap sheet and gang ties.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: July 15, 2014
http://www.spokesman.com/...

Trial begins in 2008 gang slaying of teen at Garfield High (King County, WA): Testimony is under way in the trial of a man accused of killing 15-year-old Quincy Coleman and wounding a second boy at Garfield High School nearly six years ago.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: July 15, 2014
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/...

Dozens of rounds fired during gang-related shooting in Kennewick (Kennewick, WA): A flurry of bullets ripped through a parked car outside a Kennewick apartment complex late Monday night, narrowly missing two children who avoided gunfire by lying flat on the vehicle's floor.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: July 15, 2014
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

Man arraigned in connection with gang fight at gas station (Walla Walla, WA): A man was arraigned Monday in Walla Walla County Superior Court on charges related to a fight last month between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: July 15, 2014
http://union-bulletin.com/...

Gang-related violence south of Seattle results in five shot (Seattle, WA): The King County Sheriff's office in Seattle, reports that five people were shot yesterday morning resulted in various levels of injury.
Source: The Inquisitr    Date: July 14, 2014
http://www.inquisitr.com/...

Gang killing nets Tacoma teenager more than 30 years in prison (Tacoma, WA): Naitaalii Toleafoa was just 15 when he helped assassinate a Tacoma gang leader. On Friday, Toleafoa, now 19, learned his punishment: 32 years, nine months in prison. That was the high end of the standard sentencing range for Toleafoa's first-degree murder conviction, and Pierce County deputy prosecutor Jesse Williams recommended it to Superior Court Judge Jack Nevin.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 11, 2014
http://www.thenewstribune.com/...

Lakewood gang member sentenced to 40 years for killing rival (Pierce County, WA): A 34-year-old Lakewood man was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison for shooting a rival gang member to death during an argument over whose gang was better.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 11, 2014
http://www.thenewstribune.com/...

Man convicted of attempted murder in shooting of gang associate (Clark County, WA): A Clark County jury found a Vancouver man guilty of attempted murder in the shooting of a gang associate in 2013 at downtown Vancouver's EconoLodge.
Source: The Columbian    Date: July 2, 2014
http://www.columbian.com/...

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