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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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