Gang-Related News Articles
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Bedford supervisors delay sheriff's bid for new deputy (Bedford, VA): The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is asking the board of supervisors to fund a new deputy position to focus on gangs. The sheriff’s office requested an additional $73,000 from the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget to fund the position.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: April 25, 2017
Man killed, woman wounded in Lakewood gang shooting (Lakewood, CA): A 26-year-old man was killed and a 25-year-old woman was wounded in a gang-related shooting in Lakewood, authorities said today.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: April 25, 2017
Police search for fourth murder suspect (Newnan, GA): Police began asking for assistance from the public Monday as they pursue the last suspect believed to have been involved in the gang-related murder of a Newnan teen.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald Date: April 25, 2017
Lake Wylie killers sentenced to life in prison (Charlotte, NC): Two gang members convicted of killing a Lake Wylie couple were sentenced to life in prison.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: April 25, 2017
Bloods Member Sentenced for Murder of Brownsville Security Guard (Brooklyn, NY): A Queens man will spend more than three quarters of a century in prison for fatally shooting a Brownsville security guard and that left another victim paralyzed, prosecutors said.
Source: DNAinfo Date: April 25, 2017
Gang Member, 31, Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Undercover Detective (San Diego, CA): A 31-year-old gang member who opened fire on an undercover police detective in southeast San Diego last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder. Larry Jones also admitted that he personally used a firearm in the attack and did so for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: April 25, 2017
Alleged Crips gang member accused of having $125K in heroin, loaded gun (Newark, NJ): Essex County Sheriff's detectives recovered $125,000 worth of heroin and a loaded gun from the Newark apartment of a reputed Crips street gang member Monday night, officials said.
Source: NJ.com Date: April 25, 2017
Following toddler's murder, Little Rock city leaders concerned about increased gang violence (Little Rock, AR): A recent rise in gang violence; that's the concern of Little Rock city leaders according to a memo from inside City Hall. That memo, written by City Manager Bruce Moore to the Mayor and City Directors, goes on to detail the crime so far this year. There have been 711 aggravated assaults. 48 were shootings that left 57 people shot. 16 of those shootings involved a victim participating in gang activity, drug deals, or other criminal activity.
Source: KTHV 11 News Date: April 25, 2017
Yakima police point to gangs amid violence (Yakima, WA): Yakima police blame rising gang tensions for at least some of the recent violence that’s marred the city in the last few weeks. “Once you have just one incident it then sparks retaliation,” police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. said. “When you have two sects, it’s easy to get retaliation just based on if you’re wearing a certain color. I believe there is tension and retaliatory action.”
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 25, 2017
Combating crime in south King County (Federal Way, WA): Just this past weekend, a man died after being shot in the head in Renton. Another man involved was shot in both legs and was taken to the hospital. That comes just a couple of weeks after three shootings claimed lives in a span of just 24 hours.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: April 25, 2017
Newton police chief: Murder gang related involving a 'hit' (Newton, MS): "We've had murders before, but nothing like this," says Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry. He's talking about a murder investigation that has resulted in more than a half dozen arrests. According to the chief, more arrests will be made. Officers say the probe is more complex because it involves gang activity and an apparent "order to kill" the victim.
Source: WTOK 11 News Date: April 25, 2017
Oklahoma Vice: Former California gang member charged in shooting (Oklahoma City, OK): A self-proclaimed former Norteño gang member from California has been involved in two Oklahoma City shooting incidents in less than a year, police records show.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: April 25, 2017
Brooklyn gangbanger sentenced to 37 years to life in prison for murdering teen girl (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn gang member was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison for killing an innocent teenage girl and injuring a man during a four-month shooting spree.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 25, 2017
'Gang rivalries' cited in shooting outside Vineland nightclub that hurt 3 (Vineland, NJ): Three people were shot outside Grant Plaza on East Landis Avenue early Saturday morning, the city’s second shooting in as many days. A representative of the property said the incident is tied to gang rivalries that have overtaken the area.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: April 24, 2017
Ohio Supreme Court will hear Instagram intimidation case connected to Cleveland gang dispute (Cleveland, OH): The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a lower court's ruling ordering a new trial for a man convicted of robbing and shooting his longtime friend, after his lawyer was kicked off the case when an edited video of the shooting victim's police interrogation showed up on Instagram.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 24, 2017
One dead, 2 injured in gang-related shooting in Tucson (Tucson, AZ): Police confirmed Monday, April 24, that one person has died after a shooting the night before that police say is gang related.
Source: Tucson News Now Date: April 24, 2017
Two indicted in Central City mass shooting that left 1 dead, 5 wounded (New Orleans, LA): Two men accused of killing one and wounding five others in a September 2016 mass shooting in Central City have been indicted on murder and other charges by an Orleans Parish special grand jury.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: April 24, 2017
Autopsy shows man killed at Peachtree Mall was shot 10 times (Columbus, GA): Jurors weighing the case of an alleged Crips gang-related murder last year at Columbus’ Peachtree Mall heard testimony Monday from an expert on the culture of violence prosecutors say led to Anthony Meredith’s fatal shooting.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: April 24, 2017
Savannah-Chatham police make arrest in gang-related triple homicide (Savannah, GA): A 27-year-old man was arrested Monday and charged with three counts of murder in a gang-related killing.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: April 24, 2017
Midlands Gang Task Force Receives Contribution to Tackle Graffiti (Richland County, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook, and University of South Carolina Police Chief Chris Wuchenich have teamed up with Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Palmetto Pride to rid communities of graffiti.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia Date: April 24, 2017
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