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Police refocus as gang-related shootings drive up Gary homicide total (Gary, IN): Police began targeting two groups after a spike in gang-related shootings helped drive the city's homicide total to the highest level seen in at least five years.
Source: The Times Date: November 10, 2019
California teen killed in gang-related shooting, 2 people charged with murder, police say (Los Angeles, CA): A man and a teenager suspected of killing a 17-year-old boy in a gang-related shooting in California on Friday night are in custody facing murder charges, police told Fox News on Sunday.
Source: FOX News Date: November 10, 2019
Fatal shooting at Las Vegas apartment gang-motivated, warrant says (Las Vegas, NV): After storming into a woman’s apartment early Oct. 10, Dominic Borjas-Flynn ordered a 24-year-old man to be shot because he was a member of a different gang, according to an arrest warrant.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: November 10, 2019
Memphis' ‘gang epidemic' driving increase in juvenile violent crime (Memphis, TN): Major violent crime in Memphis is down a little more than 3 percent this year, according to TBI data from January to September. Major crime in Shelby County is 4.4 percent. However, with the good news comes the bad – that juvenile violent crime is rising at disturbing levels.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: November 9, 2019
Aiken County Sheriff's Office responds to 5-year high murder rate (Aiken County, SC): Murders in South Carolina and Aiken County are at a five-year high, according to statistics by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Source: The Aiken Standard Date: November 9, 2019
Federal trial details rash of Newport News gang violence; Facebook post helped trigger reprisals (Newport News, VA): Two rival street gangs — the 36th Street Bang Squad and the Walker Village Murder Gang — clashed for years in Southeast Newport News, complete with animosity and killings.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 9, 2019
Ex-con hopes to stop gang violence in Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo, MI): A native of Kalamazoo, Michael Wilder, spent years on the wrong side of the law, dealing drugs and bouncing in and out of prison. Now, he turned his life around and became the group violence intervention coordinator for the city of Kalamazoo.
Source: WWMT Channel 3 News Date: November 9, 2019
Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Robbery Spree that Ended with the Shooting of a Harris Teeter Manager (Norfolk, VA): A Virginia Beach man was sentenced late yesterday to 24 years in prison for his role as a gunman at multiple armed robberies of local grocery stores. According to court documents, Darrius Heuser-Whitaker, 20, a member of a Virginia Beach-based “line” of the Bloods street gang, was one of two masked gunmen who robbed a Virginia Beach Food Lion grocery store and attempted to rob a Harris Teeter grocery store, also in Virginia Beach.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: November 8, 2019
26 Gang-Related Arrests in Op Clean Sweep (Adel, GA): At approximately 6 a.m. Thursday morning , a joint law enforcement operation named Operation Clean Sweep was executed in Cook County.
Source: Valdosta Today Date: November 8, 2019
2 arrests in ongoing Burien gang graffiti case (Burien, WA): A months-long streak of gang graffiti ended with two arrests on Thursday. One of the teenagers had a gun when police took him into custody.
Source: KOMO News Date: November 8, 2019
'I shot about 17 of my own people.' Former gang leader shares his story of street violence to warn others away from crime (Winston-Salem, NC): In order to listen to “Vegas Don” speak about life on the streets, the cocaine he’s sold and the 17 people he says he’s shot, you first have to empty your pockets and subject yourself to the metal detectors wielded by sheriff’s deputies guarding the entrance to Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: November 8, 2019
Dozens arrested in Santa Ana gang sweep (Santa Ana, CA): Local and federal authorities fanned out through Orange County Thursday morning and arrested more than a dozen suspects in a crackdown on a Santa Ana street gang.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: November 8, 2019
‘Targeted’ shootings leave 4 dead, 6 injured. Police probing possible gang activity (Miami Gardens, FL): A deadly spree of shootings in Miami Gardens in the past two weeks has likely been “targeted” attacks by rival gangs, the mayor and city police say.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: November 8, 2019
Judge dismisses count that carried mandatory minimum life sentence in federal gang trial (Danville, VA): After federal prosecutors and the defense team rested their cases Friday, a judge dismissed one count against the lone defendant in a federal racketeering trial that took a mandatory minimum life sentence off the table.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: November 8, 2019
Cops bust gang banger in Queens murder in area that has seen spate of shootings (Queens, NY): A known gang member is under arrest in the shooting murder of a Queens 18-year-old in a section of the city that recently has seen an outbreak of gang violence, police said Friday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 8, 2019
DA's Office Removes Gang-Related Tattoos For Free (San Diego, CA): The San Diego County District Attorney (DA)'s Office is removing tattoos for people who are looking for a fresh start in life – and in their appearance. The DA's free laser tattoo removal program started a year ago and helps people remove unwanted tattoos that are gang or human trafficking-related.
Source: NBC San Diego Date: November 8, 2019
GBI arrest suspect in gang related homicide (Stateboro, GA): According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, authorities apprehended Mickey Lewis Byrd, Jr., 27, of Claxton, GA, in Statesboro Thursday. Byrd is charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.
Source: WSAV 3 News Date: November 8, 2019
1 injured in gang-related shooting, Fort Worth police say (Fort Worth, TX): Police are investigating a gang-related shooting in Fort Worth. Authorities say the shooting occurred Friday evening near Hervie Street and Libbey Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene they found a male who had been shot.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: November 8, 2019
Brothers charged in St. Paul shooting of alleged rival gang member (St. Paul, MN): One night in late October, Shawn Jones and his crew met up in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood to record a rap video taunting a rival gang.
Source: StarTribune Date: November 8, 2019
Penn Hills Man Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Firearms Offenses Related to West End Drug Investigation (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Penn Hills, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 68 months’ imprisonment on his conviction of conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: November 8, 2019
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