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Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis Men Charged in Connection to Gang-Related Wal-Mart Shooting (Hennepin County, MN): A Brooklyn Park man and a Minneapolis man have both been charged after police say they were involved in a gang-related shooting at a Brooklyn Center Wal-Mart.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: September 20, 2016

Minneapolis gang member pleads guilty in brazen shooting at HCMC (Minneapolis, MN): A 23-year-old Minneapolis man pleaded guilty this week to his role in a 2014 shooting outside a downtown hospital, a brazen assault that was in retaliation for an earlier confrontation with rival gang members.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 17, 2016

Bloody Minneapolis gang war ends with guilty plea (Minneapolis, MN): After more than 20 shots were fired at the Hennepin County Medical Center back in 2014, the fight has finally ended with Percy Lacey’s guilty plea. A feud between two south Minneapolis street gangs – the Bloods and the 10s - resulted in convictions for those involved along with one case of permanent paralysis.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: September 16, 2016

As shootings continue, Minneapolis police attempt to stem gang bloodshed (Minneapolis, MN): On paper, it had all the makings of a revenge shooting. Minneapolis police detectives figured that the perpetrator crept up to the dining room window under the cover of darkness one night last week, and squeezed off a trio of shots from a semiautomatic handgun.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 13, 2016

With stepped-up patrols, shootings are down, Minneapolis officials say (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police officials said Thursday that they were making steady progress against street violence that has wracked parts of the city, pointing to a recent reduction in the number of shootings and other violent episodes.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 8, 2016

Richfield Man Sentenced for Gang-Related Shooting Outside HCMC (Minneapolis, MN): A Richfield man is the seventh and final defendant to be sentenced for his role in a gang-related shooting outside Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: August 22, 2016

Minneapolis-Based Gang Leader Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking, Firearm Crimes (Minneapolis, MN): United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger has announced the sentencing of Louis Lee Frasier Banks, 26, a leader of two known Minneapolis gangs. On March 4, Banks was charged in a seven-defendant indictment with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, according to a news release.
Source: Southwest Minneapolis Patch    Date: August 19, 2016

Minneapolis gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison (Minneapolis, MN): A 26-year-old Minneapolis-based gang leader was sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing crack cocaine and possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: August 10, 2016

St. Paul man sentenced in Mankato drive-by shooting (Mankato, MN): One of two St. Paul men charged in a gang-fueled shooting last fall in Mankato has been sent to prison while the other is headed for a trial.
Source: Mankato Free Press    Date: August 10, 2016

Police try to keep violent words from becoming violent deeds (Minneapolis, MN): A rapper in a music video looks angrily into the camera, warns someone that he's carrying a Glock pistol and tells them to "eat the lead up." Some of the men in the video carry what appear to be real guns.
Source: MPR News    Date: August 1, 2016

Mpls. Gang Member Gets 70 More Months For Ordering Violence Against Witnesses (Minneapolis, MN): A convicted north Minneapolis gang member learned he will serve 70 more months in prison for attempting to retaliate violently against federal witnesses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: July 28, 2016

Medina Family Mourning Woman Killed In Atlanta Gang Gunfire (Minneapolis, MN): A family in Medina is in mourning after a tragic death. WCCO spoke with the parents and siblings of Taylor Hayden, a 25-year-old woman who grew up in the Twin Cities and graduated from Wayzata High School. She’s the younger sister of State Senator Jeff Hayden. The family says Taylor was caught in the crossfire of rival gangs after flying to Atlanta with a group of her college friends for a weekend getaway.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: July 24, 2016

Sources: Deadly Minneapolis Shooting was Gang Related (Minneapolis, MN): Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that a deadly shooting that happened Saturday night at 30th Avenue North and Newton Avenue North in Minneapolis was gang-related.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: July 17, 2016

Minnesota sees spike in violent crimes (Minneapolis, MN): Minnesotans saw an increase in violent crimes in 2015, mostly driven by large jumps in murders and rapes. In its annual Uniform Crime Report released Friday, the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported 130 murders, 48 more than 2014. The total is the highest in 15 years.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 1, 2016

'Snitch' factor frustrates police in crime-hit Mpls. neighborhoods (Minneapolis, MN): On the streets of north Minneapolis, word travels fast. So when the lawyer for a member of the Taliban street gang let it slip that another gang member was cooperating with police and the FBI, former friends soon started calling him by a different name online: “Snitch.”
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 26, 2016

Police looking for gang link in shooting of 4 women (Minneapolis, MN): Police are investigating whether a shooting earlier this month in north Minneapolis that left four women wounded might be part of an escalating feud between North Side gangs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 16, 2016

Police: Witnesses to Violent Crime in North Minneapolis Hesitant to Come Forward (Minneapolis, MN): As gang violence escalates in North Minneapolis, police investigating deadly shootings say they often run into a familiar road block: finding witnesses who are willing to come forward. For example, a gang-related shooting in early May on the north side left seven people hurt and one person dead.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: June 6, 2016

North St. Paul man sentenced in gang-related murder, St. Paul's first homicide (St, Paul, MN): A North St. Paul man was sentenced Friday to 13½ years in prison for a gang-related murder that was St. Paul’s first homicide of the year.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 3, 2016

Teen charged with murder in Mounds Park gang shooting (St. Paul, MN): An 18-year-old has now been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly firing the shot that killed another teenager at Mounds Park in St. Paul, Minn. on April 17.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: June 2, 2016

Additional patrols added to North Minneapolis to curb increase in violence (Minneapolis, MN): After a continued increase in violence in North Minneapolis, police will be ramping up enforcement to help curb gun deaths and gang-related violence. Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau announced that 12 additional officers will be assigned to the 4th Precinct, which comprises North Minneapolis, on June 12 in a statement on Friday.
Source: Bring Me The News    Date: May 28, 2016

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