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Gun violence soars amid crises of health, public trust, officer reluctance (Minneapolis, MN): The wail of sirens starts long before nightfall. Gunfire erupted in broad daylight next to a north Minneapolis park as dozens of kids played last Monday, injuring four people. Barely 90 minutes later, bullets tore through four more victims at a notorious intersection along West Broadway, apparently in retaliation for the earlier shooting. All told, 10 were wounded in four separate shootings that day — all before the sun went down.
Source: StarTribune    Date: June 27, 2020

Nine injured Monday in three north Minneapolis shootings (Minneapolis, MN): Police are investigating three shootings in north Minneapolis Monday where nine people were injured. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, officers were called just after 2:30 p.m. to the area of the 1600 block of North Morgan Avenue.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: June 22, 2020

Two charged after firing in direction of police SUVs, crowd gathered in front of St. Paul market, charges say (St. Paul, MN): Two males — a 24-year-old and a 17-year-old — are accused of shooting in the direction of three St. Paul police squad cars and a crowd of people gathered outside Sam’s Dairy on Maryland Avenue East earlier this week.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 12, 2020

Minneapolis teen sentenced for deadly October shootout involving rival gang member (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis teenager has been sentenced for killing a rival gang member in a shootout in October. Court records show 18-year-old Mahad Jama Ali was sentenced last week to over 16 years (198 months) at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, and given credit for 227 days served. He had amended his plea to guilty on one count of second-degree murder back in April.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: June 5, 2020

Police Department Gets Donation for Youth Programs (Sartell, MN): The Sartell Police Department got a generous donation from an area bank to help fund a pair of youth programs. Police Chief Jim Hughes says Liberty Bank presented a check to the department for $6,000 last week and told KNSI News how the money would be spent.
Source: KNSI News    Date: April 28, 2020

Minneapolis teen pleads not guilty in murder of rival gang member (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis teen charged in connection to a deadly shootout that occurred in October 2019 has pleaded guilty. According to court records, Mahad Jama Ali, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: April 21, 2020

Charges: Gang member's gunfire hits teen bystander at St. Paul gas station (St. Paul, MN): A gang member’s gunfire at a St. Paul gas station hit a teenage bystander as he and his family ran for their lives, according to charges against the 18-year-old suspect.
Source: StarTribune    Date: April 7, 2020

16-year-old pleads guilty to fatally shooting gang rival in St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): A 16-year-old boy admitted to fatally shooting an 18-year-old rival gang member in broad daylight on St. Paul’s Rice Street last September.
Source: Brainerd Dispatch    Date: March 11, 2020

Teen admits to spraying gunfire across St. Paul street, killing 18-year-old gang rival (St. Paul, MN): A 16-year-old gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday in adult court to spraying gunfire across a busy street and killing an 18-year-old rival outside a St. Paul market.
Source: StarTribune    Date: March 10, 2020

South Minneapolis Gang Members Sentenced For Violent Drug Trafficking (Minneapolis, MN): Five south Minneapolis gang members have been sentenced to prison for a violent drug trafficking conspiracy. The five men – Alkwan Lawson-Holiday, Le’Keith Rayford, Kenneth Thompson, Maurice Johnson, and Leonardo Woodward – were either members or associated with the 10z/20z street gangs.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 21, 2020

House Republicans target Twin Cities crime, but mayors see partisanship (Minneapolis, MN): In response to violent crime in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota House Republicans on Monday proposed a package of bills targeting gang activity, drug trafficking, transit safety and law enforcement at major sports and entertainment facilities.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 17, 2020

Surge in Minnesota drug seizures reflects influence of Mexican cartels (Minnesota): Minnesota law enforcement saw surges in meth, cocaine and heroin seizures last year, more evidence that drug cartels are operating a thriving network from Mexico to the Midwest.
Source: StarTribune    Date: February 12, 2020

Suspected St. Paul gang member faces additional charge in connection with Washington County crime (St. Paul, MN): The Washington County attorney’s office has filed an additional charge against one of the men linked to two brutal crimes in northern Washington County in June.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 6, 2020

As Twin Cities street gangs evolve, traditional hierarchies vanish (Minneapolis, MN): By the time the bullets stopped flying, more than 50 casings littered the northeast Minneapolis street. As police detectives continued to search for suspects in the shootout that led to a killing last June, they started to connect seemingly unrelated dots: Some of the alleged shooters belonged not only to Minneapolis street gangs, but also crews from across the river in St. Paul.
Source: StarTribune    Date: February 3, 2020

As 2019 closes, St. Paul's homicide rate doubles last year's (St. Paul, MN): Neighbors in St. Paul’s Battle Creek neighborhood heard a group of men arguing, followed by loud pops and then quieter ones. Police arrived to find spent shell casings scattered across the road, along with what looked like blood.
Source: StarTribune    Date: December 15, 2019

Minneapolis teen pleads not guilty in murder of rival gang member (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis teen charged in connection to a deadly shootout in October has pleaded not guilty. Mahad Jama Ali, 18, is charged with second-degree murder. Court records show he pleaded not guilty to the charge on Wednesday.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: December 11, 2019

WCCO Gets Exclusive Ride-Along Look At St. Paul Police Force Fighting Gun Violence (St. Paul, MN): Late afternoon in the city. School has just let out. Police officer Isaac Palmer, sitting in an unmarked black SUV with his partner, must carefully and quickly get across town during rush hour. With lights on and sirens blaring, they speed down neighborhood streets to avoid traffic but keep a close eye out as school buses are nearby.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: December 3, 2019

After positive results, Minneapolis looks to expand anti-violence program (Minneapolis, MN): Ferome Brown had once been one of north Minneapolis’ most notorious gang members, but when he was wrapping up a 44-month stay in federal prison, he came to a simple conclusion: He needed to be a better dad.
Source: MinnPost    Date: November 18, 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

Ramsey County Sheriff calls St. Paul gun violence '11-year gang war' (St. Paul, MN): Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS this year's sharp rise in gun-related deaths and injuries are mostly tied to an ongoing feud between two rival St. Paul street gangs.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: November 7, 2019

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