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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gang member Eddie Hernandez sentenced to 23 years (Grant County, WA): A 22-year-old gang member in Grant County has been sentenced to 23 consecutive years in prison. Superior Court Judge John Antosz followed the prosecutor's recommendation and sentenced Eddie Hernandez for the crimes of Residential Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.
Source: KXLY News    Date: July 1, 2014

Trial in first Tacoma gang killing of the 1980s is underway (Tacoma, WA): A dark time from Tacoma's past surfaced Tuesday in a Pierce County courtroom, where three men went on trial for what's thought to be the first killing tied to the city's gang troubles of a quarter century ago.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 1, 2014

Yakima names Gang Free Initiative head (Yakima, WA): The city of Yakima has hired a Tucson, Ariz., police captain to head the Gang Free Initiative as well as the city’s Emergency Preparedness division.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 1, 2014

Gang member faces charges in shooting of rival (Vancouver, WA): A Norteño gang member is accused of wounding a rival from the Sureño gang in the shoulder in a drive-by shooting in March in Vancouver's Esther Short neighborhood.
Source: The Columbian    Date: June 27, 2014

Jury convicts one of two suspects in gang-related shooting death (Yakima, WA): A Yakima County jury has convicted one of two suspects in a 2012 gang-related slaying of a 15-year-old Buena boy. Police said the shooting was precipitated by gang taunts between a group of youth belonging to the Norteños and others, including Rodriguez, who police called members of the Sureños.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 26, 2014

Man appears in court in suspected drive-by shooting (Vancouver, WA): Police think Norteño gang associate Eddie L. Smith, 20, wanted to exact revenge on his gang rival when, they say, he fired a 12-gauge shotgun at the front window of a house in Vancouver's Northcrest neighborhood.
Source: The Columbian    Date: June 20, 2014

2012 Spokane killing involved gang members, records say (Spokane, WA): An argument between gang members who had served prison time together led to the December 2012 shooting death of 28-year-old David Brandon Deponte, according to court records released Tuesday.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: June 18, 2014

Yakima's Gang Free Initiative reaching more kids (Yakima, WA): Yakima's Gang Free Initiative wants to reach more kids. More have gotten involved since the program started. Managers also want to get more services on board. Christian Garcia is turning his life around. The 14-year-old has been part of Yakima's Gang Free Initiative for a year.
Source: KIMA News    Date: June 17, 2014

Life and violence in the Rainier Valley: 'My home is right here on Rainier Ave.' (Seattle, WA): Seattle police detective Denise "Cookie" Bouldin knows what it is like to be young and living in a rough area. "Seattle is nothing compared to the Chicago projects," she said during a recent interview, referring to the place where she grew up. Gangs, drugs and prostitution were all around her then.
Source: Crosscut    Date: June 12, 2014

Another suspect in Walla Walla gang fight arrested (Walla Walla, WA): Another suspect has been arrested in connection with this month’s fight between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 10, 2014

Murray seeks DOJ change in anti-gang grant process (Yakima County, WA): For the past three years, Yakima County has sought federal Department of Justice funding to combat gang violence. But each time, the money went to larger cities.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 6, 2014

Gang member sentenced for murder (Pierce County, WA): Devennice Gaines, 37, was sentenced to 38 years in prison for shooting and killing Bruce Price, 40, at an after-hours party. In April, a jury convicted Gaines of two counts of murder in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Source: Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald    Date: June 6, 2014

38-year sentence in Tacoma gang slaying (Tacoma, WA): A 37-year-old man convicted of murder for shooting a man at a warehouse party in Tacoma was sentenced Thursday to 38 years in prison.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 6, 2014

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