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Shooter gets 10-year term for gang-related killing in Dakota County outside party bus (Dakota County, MN): A teenager has been sentenced to a 10-year term for a gang-related murder outside a party bus that was unloading passengers in an Inver Grove Heights parking lot.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 17, 2019

Gang violence marred final hours of Minnesota State Fair (St. Paul, MN): As the Minnesota State Fair wound to a close late Monday, chaos unfolded just outside its main gate. Fights broke out. A 19-year-old woman was gravely injured when she was hit by a vehicle. Then the sound of gunfire sent hundreds of panicked fairgoers fleeing down Midway Parkway into the Como neighborhood. One resident peeked out her window to find three people taking cover behind her lawn furniture.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 7, 2019

Charges: Victim of downtown Minneapolis restaurant shooting was involved in earlier shootout (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis man wounded in a shooting last Saturday on the rooftop patio of a popular downtown restaurant was involved in a previous shootout between several rival gangs, authorities said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 19, 2019

Two men charged in gang-related shooting in May Township (Washington County, MN): After an Uber driver dropped a customer off on Arcola Trail North in May Township early morning June 9, he spotted what he thought was a dead animal in the road.
Source: The Gazette    Date: June 25, 2019

2nd suspect arrested in abduction, shooting of woman left to die on dark Stillwater road (Minneapolis, MN): An Uber driver rescued a woman seriously wounded from gunfire and left to die by gang members on a dark road near Stillwater, according to charges against the shooter and an accomplice.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 19, 2019

St. Paul man arrested in May Township shooting. Injured woman left for dead on road. (St. Paul, MN): Police have arrested a St. Paul man accused of shooting a woman and leaving her for dead in the middle of a road in rural Washington County. Luis Alfredo Cortez Mendoza, 23, was arrested Saturday in Minneapolis by the Minneapolis Police Department in connection with the gang-related shooting.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 17, 2019

Red Lake man sentenced to 22 years for second-degree murder (St. Paul, MN): A Red Lake man was sentenced Monday, June 3, to 22 years in prison for second-degree murder after assaulting and shooting another man in April 2018 on the reservation.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: June 3, 2019

Former Gang Member, Two Others Charged in Drive-By Shooting of Two Women (Minneapolis, MN): A barrage of gunfire rang out in the early Sunday morning hours of March 24, followed by a ShotSpotter alert to police indicating twenty-seven rounds had been fired nearby. Police would shortly discover a residence pierced by gunfire and two women who had been shot inside the upper unit of the duplex where four children were also residing at the time of the shooting.
Source: Alpha News    Date: May 24, 2019

Native Mob Gang Member Sentenced To 366 Months In Prison For Assault In Aid Of Racketeering, Witness Retaliation (St. Paul, MN): United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of DAKOTA JAMES LAFAVE, aka “Biggs,” 30, to 366 months in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, witness retaliation, and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. LAFAVE, who pleaded guilty on January 22, 2019, was sentenced before Chief Judge John R. Tunheim in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 20, 2019

A man associated with a drug gang is busted by Cannon River Drug Task Force (Saint Peter, MN): On April 18th, 2019, Agents with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force (CRDVOTF) obtained a search warrant for the person of Senif Joel Garza 04/28/1996, his residence located at 1305 Old Minnesota Avenue lot #36 in St. Peter MN, and his vehicle a 2008 Dodge Charger. The search warrant was obtained after an ongoing narcotics investigation involving Garza.
Source: KYMN Radio    Date: May 1, 2019

'I want to see results': Somali community members call for police action following gang violence (Minneapolis, MN): At a community center in the Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, emotions ran high. “We just want the shootings to stop,” said one woman. The meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and members of the department came after a week of gun violence in the Somali community.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: March 6, 2019

East African community reeling from weekend violence, demands solutions (Minneapolis, MN): After the latest spasm of gang violence, Minneapolis' Somali residents and business owners on Monday stepped up their calls for help from City Hall and police headquarters to help curb the senseless shootings that they say too often go overlooked.
Source: StarTribune    Date: March 4, 2019

Federal Jury Convicts North Minneapolis Gang Member For His Role In Violent Drug Trafficking Conspiracy (St. Paul, MN): United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the conviction of HAKEEM MALIK DONTAE FLAX, a/k/a “Keem,” 32, for crimes related to violent gang activity, including conspiracy, distribution of heroin, and firearms violations.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 15, 2019

From gang member to a career in health care (Rochester, MN): One of Sophorn Khoun’s crowning moments was when he graduated with his GED. The achievement was all the more remarkable when considering the distance Khoun had come in life. Khoun, of Rochester, once a member of a gang, had been shot four times in a gang-related incident.
Source: Post Bulletin    Date: January 17, 2019

Large Violent Crime Increase in Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood From 2010 – 2017 (Minneapolis, MN): Star Tribune reports that largely driven by a surge in robberies, and assaults the Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has seen over 60% increase in violent crime in 2017.
Source: Alpha News    Date: January 1, 2019

Charges filed in gang-related killing of man in St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): Three men motivated by a gang rivalry participated in the fatal shooting of a man and wounding of a woman in St. Paul earlier this month, court documents say.
Source: StarTribune    Date: December 18, 2018

Man shot dead Sunday in St. Paul was in gang-related party bus mayhem months ago (St. Paul, MN): A man who was fatally shot at a scene in St. Paul where another person was wounded was identified as a 19-year-old man.
Source: StarTribune    Date: December 12, 2018

New Minneapolis anti-violence program is showing positive results (Minneapolis, MN): The challenges of planning a holiday party for dozens of rival gang members are not lost on Sasha Cotton. For one thing, location matters. Picking a spot too far north of W. Broadway plays into the territorialism and animosities of north Minneapolis’ gang war, with members of crews like the Skitz Squad or Stick Up Boys wary of venturing into enemy territory unarmed. Too far south, and you risk alienating the Tre Tre Crips and their allies.
Source: StarTribune    Date: November 17, 2018

21-year-old Chicago man gets life in prison for St. Paul gang retaliation killing (St. Paul, MN): A 21-year-old will spend the rest of his life in prison after gunning down a 25-year-old man in St. Paul last spring in what prosecutors described as a “revenge” gang slaying.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: November 13, 2018

Even with crime rates down, Minneapolis bloodshed seems endless (Minneapolis, MN): A recent spate of shootings in Minneapolis has prompted angry soul-searching among police, elected officials and residents of the neighborhoods hardest hit by the violence, which the city’s police chief has declared a “public health crisis.”
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 9, 2018

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