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Two indicted in gang-related shooting death outside Whataburger in Waco (Waco, TX): Two men charged in what police describe as a gang-related shooting in June were indicted Thursday on murder charges. A McLennan County grand jury indicted Malachi Jawan Wright, 19, and Elijah Marquise Thompson, 22, in the June 20 shooting death of 19-year-old Tyreese Carroll.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald Date: October 15, 2020
Chatham County police investigate two connected shootings, possibly gang-related (Chatham County, GA): Chatham County police are investigating two shootings from Wednesday, that officials say may be connected and possibly gang-related. This afternoon Chief Jeff Hadley spoke to us about the shootings, the second time he’s done so in less than two weeks to address gun violence in his area.
Source: WJCL News Date: October 15, 2020
Alleged gang members lead deputies on high speed chase (Hanford, CA) : Deputies arrested two alleged gang members on suspicion of multiple felonies after they fled from police Wednesday and led deputies on a high speed chase, Kings County Sheriff’s officials said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: October 15, 2020
Colorado Springs girl's abduction paved way to double-killing, witness says (Colorado Springs, CO): Held captive in a Colorado Springs motel room, a 15-year-old girl was punched in the face and shocked with a stun gun while being forced to give up the names of two friends who allegedly helped a street gang shoot up homes of their rivals, the South Side Soldados.
Source: The Gazette Date: October 15, 2020
MS-13 Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Violent Racketeering Crimes, Including Two Murders (Baltimore, MD): Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar today sentenced MS-13 gang member Albaro Rosa Moreno, a/k/a Slow, age 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland, to 30 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities, including two murders.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: October 15, 2020
Wanted Gang Member Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff in Texas (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock Anti-Gang Center members arrested who they described as a known gang member on the area's Top 10 Most Wanted List after an hours-long standoff Tuesday evening.
Source: Officer.com Date: October 15, 2020
Meet the Minneapolis ‘violence interrupters’ (Minneapolis, MN): Once you see them, you can’t miss them: A group of 20 people in bright orange T-shirts roaming city streets into the early morning hours, armed with knowledge about their community and a desperate wish to stop the gunfire.
Source: MPR News Date: October 14, 2020
Former Latin Kings leader, also facing murder charge, agrees to plead guilty in drug case (Providence, RI): Joel Francisco, the one-time leader of the Latin Kings gang in Rhode Island who police say murdered a man in a Providence hookah lounge months after getting out of a life sentence for dealing crack, has agreed to plead guilty in a separate drug distribution case.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 14, 2020
Hub City man sentenced to 40 years for 2019 drive-by shooting death (Hattiesburg, MS): A Hattiesburg man was sentenced to 40 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections Wednesday for his involvement in a 2019 drive-by shooting.
Source: WDAM 7 News Date: October 14, 2020
Law enforcement agencies address Albany violence (Albany, GA): In the 1980s, the explosion of the crack phenomenon fueled a wave of violence in Albany, much as it did around the nation. These days drugs and gang activity continue to be likely causes of some of the violence that has rocked the city in recent weeks, but some are saying rude social media exchanges and rap group trash talk in videos could be pouring fuel on the fire in some cases.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: October 14, 2020
Gun, drugs found in home of alleged gang member (Hanford, CA): Law enforcement officers arrested an alleged gang member after they discovered a gun and narcotics during a search of his residence, according to officials.
Source: The Sentinel Date: October 14, 2020
Social Media Posts Claim a Gang Is Randomly Shooting at People. What Does Fresno PD Say? (Fresno, CA): Social media posts have been popping up claiming a new gang in Fresno called “Catch a Body” is pulling up to random cars and opening fire. Fresno Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Salazar tells GV Wire℠ by Zoom it’s all just make believe. “It has driven some fear in the community,” says Salazar. “But that’s not a new gang, it’s something that’s been made up.”
Source: GV Wire Date: October 14, 2020
Fresno police address social media claims about shootings as fears rise among families (Fresno, CA): Three shootings in central and southeast Fresno since Tuesday night sent three men and an 18-year-old woman to the hospital. They are the latest victims of violence, which police say is primarily the result of rival gang members targeting one another. But the frequent gunfire has many living in fear.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: October 14, 2020
Mistaken identity leads to death of Federal Way student (Federal Way, WA): A Federal Way High School senior was fatally shot after he was mistaken for a rival gang member, police said. Damoni Nelson, 17, died on Oct. 2 after he was shot in the head in late September.
Source: Kent Reporter Date: October 14, 2020
14 face murder charges after gang fight leaves 1 dead in Cobb (Cobb County, GA): Fourteen people, including seven 16-year-olds, were charged with murder after a gang-related fight ended in gunfire at a Cobb County apartment complex, according to police.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: October 14, 2020
Enfield man sentenced for trading dozens of guns in return for drugs (New Haven, CT): Justice Department officials said they have sentenced an Enfield man after he was convicted of exchanging drugs for guns he bought. Norman Klosek, also known as Rich Klosek, 36, of Enfield, was sentenced to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally purchasing and selling numerous firearms.
Source: WTIC FOX61 News Date: October 14, 2020
Man charged with murder in 2019 shooting death in Hattiesburg (Hattiesburg, MS): A 19-year-old Hattiesburg man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of a Hattiesburg man. Noah Booth is accused of shooting 42-year-old William Deshaun Myers on Feb. 6, 2019, in the 100 block of Martin Luther King Avenue. Myers later was pronounced dead in the emergency room of a local hospital.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: October 14, 2020
Columbus and Ohio State police squash rumors of gang activity near campus (Columbus, OH): Students and parents continue to worry after Ohio State University student, Chase Meola was shot and killed at an off campus party last weekend. Officers are now working to correct misinformation they say is spreading through the community.
Source: WSYX 6 News Date: October 14, 2020
US Attorney expands response to gun violence in Federal-NYPD partnership (New York, NY): The US Attorney for the Eastern District announced Wednesday an expanded cooperation with the NYPD and other federal law enforcement with new technological strategies to battle the alarming surge in gun violence in New York after a summer of violence.
Source: amNewYork Date: October 14, 2020
KPD: 30 dead from gun violence this year, leaders strike back to protect the youth (Knoxville, TN): Thirty people have died from shootings in Knoxville this year and that number is up, according to KPD. Investigators say gangs and drugs coming from out of state are partially to blame.
Source: WVLT 8 News Date: October 14, 2020
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