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Man convicted in Toppenish gang shooting (Yakima, WA): A 25-year-old man faces decades in prison after being convicted Wednesday of attempted first-degree murder in a gang-related shooting in Toppenish.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 26, 2014

Gang member sentenced to eight years in prision (Seattle, WA): A Seattle man with known gang ties was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 101 months in prison following his conviction at trial for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
Source: Covington-Maple Valley Reporter    Date: September 21, 2014

From rivals to brothers: Surviving members of Connell boot camp program for incarcerated teens started out as enemies (Connell, WA): Tears unexpectedly formed in Daniel's eyes and his voice began to crack as he spoke about his former enemy.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: September 20, 2014

Teen wounded in Wapato shooting Friday (Wapato, WA): Wapato police are still investigating a shooting that injured a 16-year-old boy Friday morning but indicated it might be gang-related.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 20, 2014

Gang member charged in Lincoln District murder (Pierce County, WA): Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Vernon Lewis Curry, Jr., 32, with murder in the first degree for the Sept. 7, 2014 shooting death of Michael Allen Ward, Jr., 33, in Tacoma’s Lincoln District. Curry is scheduled to be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. in room 270 of the County-City Building in Tacoma.
Source: Bonnie Lake Courier-Herald    Date: September 19, 2014

A Shooting Wednesday Night Injures One And Puts Four Gang Members Behind Bars (Yakima, WA): Wednesday night Yakima police received a call that shots were fired on West Lincoln behind HY's Minimart. Yakima police told KNDO that around two in the morning, five people suspected to be in gangs, were in the middle of making a drug deal, when trouble broke out.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: September 18, 2014

ESD seeks means to track gang crime, progress fighting it (Yakima, WA): Officials with Educational Service District 105 want to devise a countywide data system that would provide the public with information about gang crime and progress in combating the problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 17, 2014

Gang member declares, 'I ain't guilty,' gets 59 years for murder (Seattle, WA): A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 59 years and 4 months in prison for a gang shooting six years ago that killed a teen in Seattle.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: September 10, 2014

Gang prevention a community project, initiative leader says (Yakima, WA): From his second-floor Yakima City Hall office, Perry Tarrant is mapping out plans on how the city will respond to disasters as well as overseeing a broad-based program aimed at suppressing street gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 4, 2014

Little pink gun lands Wash. gang leader in prison (Tacoma, WA): Say "hello" to his little friend. The hot pink .22 cal. rifle is hardly the stuff of “Scarface.” But it’s enough of a gun to land Carlos Carmona-Gonzalez in federal prison. A convicted felon and reputed gang leader known as “Downer,” Carmona was caught with the single-shot Keystone Sporting Arms last June after offering to sell guns to a police informant.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: August 29, 2014

Violence shatters calm in Outlook with 1 dead, 2 hurt in drive-by (Outlook, WA): Investigators and residents alike are looking for answers to a fatal shooting Monday that disrupted years of hard-earned progress for this small rural community of about 125 homes a few miles west of Sunnyside.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 27, 2014

Sweeping anti-gang program targets most of south King County (South King County, WA): A gang shootout in Kent that injured a dozen people in 2011 was the impetus for a sweeping new youth gang prevention program to serve much of south King County.
Source:    Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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