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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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House passes bill authorizing $50M in grants to fight MS-13 (Washington, DC): The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday night that would give out federal grants to fight local violent crime and gang activity, including activity by the gang MS-13.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: June 6, 2018
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Second man charged in death of grandmother mistaken as rival (Chicago, IL): A second Chicago man was charged Wednesday in the death of a grandmother who was gunned down last year when she unwittingly became entangled in a dispute between rival street gangs.
Source: AP News    Date: May 20, 2020

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Chattanooga paintball battles intended to relieve violence spur safety debate (Chattanooga, TN): Paintball battles have been playing out in different pockets of Chattanooga in recent weeks, sparking both concern and support within the community and among officials as police sound the alarm after just over a dozen related injuries.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 20, 2020

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Two teens, 15 and 17, accused of crime spree in South Fulton (South Fulton, GA) : Several southside law enforcement agencies teamed up this week to arrest two teenagers accused of a lengthy crime spree. A 15-year-old and 17-year-old Martavious Brown were arrested in College Park after being tied to nearly two dozen crimes, South Fulton police said in a Facebook post.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 20, 2020

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Wanted man taunts Spalding cops on social media — then gets arrested hours later (Griffin, GA): It began with a Facebook post. “You not gon get me dis time,” the post said in all capital letters, taunting the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darrell Dix kept his reply to only two words: Challenge accepted.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 20, 2020

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2 charged with attempted murder in Trenton shootings, violence continues after bloody weekend (Trenton, NJ): Two men were charged with attempted murder after they were involved separate shootings last month that injured three people, police said. The arrests come as the capital city contends with another round of gunplay that killed three people and injured a former reputed Bloods gangster.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: May 20, 2020

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Cops: Man organized street races in DeKalb, arrested in Atlanta crackdown (Atlanta, GA): Kimani Kennie Smith of Detroit is accused of organizing a series of street races that took place in the middle of a busy DeKalb intersection Sunday — one day before his arrest in Atlanta. Smith faces counts of reckless driving, criminal street gang activity and misdemeanor marijuana possession in Fulton County, jail records show. He was released Wednesday on a $23,000 bond.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 20, 2020

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Teenager is charged with possession of narcotics for sale and intimidation of a witness (San Bernardino County, CA): A San Bernardino teenager was arrested on charges of possession of narcotics for sale and intimidation of a witness, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Source: Fontana Herald News    Date: May 20, 2020

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Update: Suspect in custody, 17-year-old victim in north Tulsa homicide is ID'd (Tulsa, OK): A 15-year-old who is accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old in north Tulsa on Tuesday evening surrendered to police Wednesday night.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: May 20, 2020

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2 juveniles in custody after 18-year-old was shot, killed at West Valley park (West Valley City, UT): Two juveniles are in police custody after an 18-year-old was shot and killed at a park in West Valley City on Saturday. West Valley police previously confirmed the incident was likely gang-related.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: May 20, 2020

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Fairfield shooting suspect arraigned, pleads not guilty (Fairfield, CA): A 19-year-old man arrested earlier this week for allegedly shooting and wounding an 18-year-old multiple times in Fairfield has pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge and faces a preliminary hearing in the coming days.
Source: The Reporter    Date: May 20, 2020

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Two “SCO” Gang Members Sentenced to Prison (Pittsburgh, PA): Two Western Pennsylvania residents have been sentenced in federal court on convictions of narcotics trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 20, 2020

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Wilmington’s gunfire problem, Part I: Almost 900 rounds fired, six dead, more injured (Wilmington, NC): Since the beginning of the year, close to 900 rounds of ammunition have been fired in Wilmington — that police know about. It’s part of a new trend in shootings that has authorities and community leaders worried. Shootings in Wilmington aren’t new. While Part I crimes are at historic lows, shootings related to the drug trade and gang activity have stayed steady.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: May 19, 2020

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Gang member charged with attempted murder in Pahokee (Pahokee, FL): A documented gang member is facing attempted murder charges in connection to a shooting in Pahokee. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Kevin Toribio Aguirre on Monday. The Gang Unit of the sheriff's office identified Toribio, a member of the Green Team street gang in Pahokee, as a possible suspect.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: May 19, 2020

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Police: Gang-related shooting leaves teen with life-threatening wounds; suspect caught (Fairfield, CA): A shooting, described by police as gang-related, left a Fairfield teen with life-threatening wounds Sunday afternoon.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: May 19, 2020

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Unsealed search warrant shed more light on unsolved Fredericksburg homicide (Fredericksburg, VA): A series of recently unsealed search warrants shows that Fredericksburg police have been investigating multiple suspects in connection with the Sept. 23 slaying of 34-year-old Deontay Towan Brown.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: May 19, 2020

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Gang Member Arrested, 2nd Sought In Fremont Home Invasion Robbery, Same-Day Crime Spree (Fremont, CA): A gang member has been arrested a second gang member sought following an armed home invasion of a home in Fremont earlier this month, along with a robbery spree committed on the same day, authorities announced Tuesday.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: May 19, 2020

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Officials with East Texas Anti-Gang Center discuss operations during COVID-19 (Smith County, TX): Crime doesn’t end when a pandemic begins, so members of the East Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG) in Smith County had their work cut out for them even during COVID-19. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said the division launched in mid-March, even when COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the county and around the state.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: May 19, 2020

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Mercedes police capture man wanted for gang-related aggravated assault (Mercedes, CA): A man wanted for aggravated assault in Mercedes is now off the streets. Mercedes police Chief Dagoberto Chavez confirmed they have Nelson Castro in custody.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: May 19, 2020

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Court date reset again for Vallejo gang member, 22, accused of 2015 murder (Solano County, CA): Because of the ongoing pandemic, a Solano County Superior Court judge has rescheduled proceedings in the case of a 22-year-old Vallejo gang member accused of first-degree murder in 2015 in Vallejo.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: May 19, 2020

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Police: One charged after shot fired on Ocean Blvd. restaurant property prior to separate gang-related shooting (Myrtle Beach, SC): A Georgia man remains in jail Tuesday after firing a shot on an Ocean Boulevard restaurant’s property on Sunday, shortly before an unrelated gang-affiliated shooting just down the street, according to police.
Source: WMBF News    Date: May 19, 2020

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