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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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2 teens charged in killing during Inver Grove Heights party bus melee (Inver Grove Heights, MN): Hours of arguing between rival groups on a party bus grew more intense until two teenagers with guns opened fire, leaving one person dead and another wounded in the parking lot of an Inver Grove Heights movie theater over the weekend, according charges.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: March 28, 2018

Man gets life for killing Minneapolis woman as he targeted rival (Minneapolis, MN): A man found guilty of killing a Twin Cities woman in a random north Minneapolis shooting was sentenced Monday to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Source: MPR News    Date: February 26, 2018

Trial in Minneapolis grandmother's murder highlights dangers for witnesses to testify (Minneapolis, MN): For months, prosecutors fought to hide Freddy Scott's identity as a witness in the murder trial of a man accused of killing Minneapolis grandmother Birdell Beeks.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: February 24, 2018

Gang member convicted of first-degree murder in slaying of Minneapolis grandmother Birdell Beeks (Minneapolis, MN): After only a few hours of deliberation, a jury has convicted a gang member of murder in the drive-by slaying of Minneapolis grandmother Birdell Beeks.
Source: StarTribune    Date: January 24, 2018

Dramatic testimony from alleged fellow gang member in Ezeka murder trial (Minneapolis, MN): The murder trial of Joshua Ezeka, who is accused of shooting and killing Birdell Beeks in 2016, resumed with dramatic testimony Thursday.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: January 18, 2018

6 Members of St. Paul Street Gang Indicted on Firearms Charges (St. Paul, MN): Six members of the St. Paul street gang HAM Crazy were indicted Thursday for conspiring to illegally posses firearms, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: December 28, 2017

Vadnais Heights man charged with gang-related crimes (Minneapolis, MN): A Vadnais Heights man was charged by federal authorities Nov. 30 for allegedly being involved in gang-related and drug-related crimes, including discharging a firearm that killed a member of a rival gang this summer.
Source: Vadnais Heights Press    Date: December 6, 2017

Feds indict four alleged Minneapolis gang members in gun, drug conspiracy (Minneapolis, MN): Federal prosecutors have indicted four alleged members of a north Minneapolis gang in a gun and drug conspiracy that included the August killing of a rival gang member.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: December 1, 2017

Accused gang member charged with threatening Minneapolis cop (Minneapolis, MN): A New Hope man believed to be a member of a street gang was charged Thursday with allegedly threatening a Minneapolis police officer over social media.
Source: StarTribune    Date: October 26, 2017

In Minneapolis, revenge killings make stopping the violence difficult (Minneapolis, MN): The young man known on the streets as “Tez Blood” was leaning over his best friend’s bullet-pierced body, sobbing, when his cellphone rang with a call from a fellow gang member in prison.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 12, 2017

Federal gun probe strategy in Twin Cities survives first appellate test (Minneapolis, MN): A strategy by federal prosecutors in Minnesota to take gang members, and their guns, off the street survived its first appellate test on Tuesday when a three-judge panel from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conspiracy convictions of four north Minneapolis gang leaders.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 12, 2017

Parking lot slaying casts spotlight on Mpls. after-hours parties (Minneapolis, MN): The shooting death of a 25-year-old man during a parking lot party in north Minneapolis over the weekend has shaken residents and called new attention to the raucous after-hours gatherings.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 8, 2017

Attorney General calls for battle with gangs, drugs (Minneapolis, MN): In a Twin Cities appearance United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that violent crimes and drug trafficking is on the rise in the nation, and called on prosecutors to aggressively battle street gangs.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: July 18, 2017

Coon Rapids man gets decades in prison in fatal shooting during gang dispute (St. Paul, MN): A Coon Rapids man will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting an 18-year-old during a chaotic altercation between rival gangs in St. Paul in the spring of 2016.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 6, 2017

Investigators see gang ties in Uptown shooting (Minneapolis, MN): Three people were injured within minutes in shootings in Uptown early Saturday morning. Police said Wednesday that they haven’t identified any suspects, and investigators believe the shootings may be gang-related. The condition of one critically-injured victim is improving, police said.
Source: Southwest Journal    Date: July 5, 2017

St. Paul police reshuffle staff, boost community outreach to fight gun violence (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police have shifted officers’ duties and crafted plans to reach out to neighbors as part of an attempt to curb gun and gang violence across the city this summer.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 29, 2017

Gun, gang violence 'No. 1 priority,' St. Paul police chief says one year into job (St. Paul, MN): One year into his tenure as head of the St. Paul police, Chief Todd Axtell told the City Council about numerous major changes the department has made in how it operates.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 21, 2017

Suspected gang member sentenced for role in shooting death at St. Paul park (St. Paul, MN): A 19-year-old will be nearly a decade older when he is released from prison for his role in a chaotic altercation between rival gangs that left an 18-year-old slain at St. Paul’s Indian Mounds Regional Park last spring.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 19, 2017

St. Paul man sentenced in Indian Mounds Park killing (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man was sentenced Thursday to more than 11 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a teenager last year at St. Paul’s Indian Mounds Park.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 18, 2017

St. Paul Man Charged In Gang-Related Light Rail Shooting (Minneapolis, MN): An 18-year-old St. Paul man faces felony charges after a man was caught in the crossfire of an apparent gang-related shooting on a light rail platform Monday.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: April 21, 2017

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