Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Another statewide smash-and-grab RICO suspect brought to Floyd County (Floyd County, GA): Another of the 20 men charged with being part of a smash-and-grab burglary ring operating throughout Georgia was in the Floyd County Jail awaiting trial Tuesday.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: December 12, 2017

Gang member sentenced to life behind bars (DeKalb County, GA): A 26-year-old man was convicted of murder in DeKalb County and will spend life behind bars. A jury found Kerri Redding, a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, guilty on charges of murder, felony murder, and aggravated assault in connection with the death of 19-year-old Christopher Kenyatta.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: December 12, 2017

Suspected gang member in custody following fatal shooting (Coweta County, GA): A dice game turned deadly Saturday when a suspected gang member shot a rival in the head, investigators said.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: December 11, 2017

Former gang member says he was targeted for leaving (Atlanta, GA): He was first shot and then a couple of days later robbed. He said it is for wanting to get out of a gang. Now Atlanta Police are offering a big reward to help capture the gang member who pulled the trigger.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: December 6, 2017

Gang members found guilty in 2014 murder (Jonesboro, GA): Three local gang members have been found guilty in the 2014 death of Quincy Suggs. Suggs, 24, was shot Sept. 16, 2014, as the result of an apparent robbery gone bad at a Redland Drive home in Jonesboro. According to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, Suggs had gone to the home the night before his murder to pay for sex and returned the next day, where he fell victim to a set up.
Source: Clayton News Daily    Date: December 4, 2017

Middle Georgia State, Bibb Sheriff's Office Awarded Federal Grant to Help Reduce Gang Violence (Bibb County, GA): Middle Georgia State University and the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, in collaboration, were recently awarded a federal multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help reduce violent gang activity and gun crime within the Middle Georgia community.
Source: Middle Georgia CEO    Date: November 30, 2017

Gang members convicted of murdering man found in burning home (Clayton County, GA): Three gang members were convicted Monday of murder in the shooting death of a Clayton County man, officials said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 28, 2017

Nightclub keeps license after Brookhaven alleges gang ties (Brookhaven, GA): A popular Brookhaven restaurant and nightclub that attracts some of the hottest hip hop artists and sports celebrities remains open after the city’s Alcohol Board overturned the city’s decision to revoke its liquor license following a shooting at the club earlier this year.
Source: Reporter Newspapers    Date: November 24, 2017

Accused gang members stand trial for 2014 murder and arson (Jonesboro, GA): Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of three alleged gang members accused of a 2014 murder and arson of a Jonesboro home.
Source: Clayton News Daily    Date: November 21, 2017

Faith leaders meet with Cobb Police to talk gangs and teen crime (Marietta, GA): There are 129 gangs in Cobb County with an estimated 1,429 associates, according to the county’s Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: November 13, 2017

Gang-related activity down in Cobb County (Cobb County, GA): Police Chief Mike Register told faith leaders that gang-related activity is down in Cobb County. Register revealed new numbers during a faith forum in Marietta. According to Cobb County police, 212 gang-related incidents have been reported in 2017.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: November 13, 2017

Final defendant in Bloods case receives time served (Brunswick, GA): The last person to receive their sentence in the federal 19-defendant Bloods street gang case is also the only one who was not set to spend time in federal prison following a hearing this week in U.S. District Court in Brunswick.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: November 8, 2017

Why do people join gangs? (Columbus, GA): Hand in hand with crime gangs are a growing concern in Columbus, but why do people decide to join the different organizations? Doctor Xavier McCaskey is a former gang member who grew up on the Southside of Columbus. He says there are many reasons why people decide to join gangs.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: November 8, 2017

Evidence shows that 16-year-old handled gun used in deadly Columbus shooting, police say (Columbus, GA): Evidence shows that the 16-year-old charged as an adult in the deadly Aug. 31 shooting on Henson Avenue handled the gun used during the incident, according to testimony Tuesday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: November 7, 2017

Man drove 3 underage gang members to River Road to break into car, police say (Columbus, GA): A man was charged early Monday after he allegedly drove three alleged gang members between the ages of 14 and 16 to River Road to break into a vehicle, authorities said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: November 7, 2017

CPD helps task force uncover gang-related burglaries in Bartow (Cartersville, GA) : As part of a statewide task force targeting criminal street gangs from the Atlanta area, The Cartersville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division announced Thursday it has helped uncover multiple gangs that committed 153 confirmed commercial burglaries, including some in Bartow County.
Source: The Daily Tribune News    Date: November 2, 2017

Detective: Savannah gang-linked defendant texted robbery plans minutes before 2016 event (Savannah, GA): A Savannah-Chatham police detective testified on Tuesday that defendant Antwan Drayton texted an alleged gang member that he was “about to hit” a Tatemville man 30 minutes before a 2016 armed robbery.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 31, 2017

Gangs, domestic violence major cause behind homicides, said Dougherty D.A. (Albany, GA): Dougherty County’s District Attorney said there are two major factors at play in Albany’s 21 homicides this year— domestic violence, and gangs.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: October 30, 2017

3 charged in gang-related shooting (Statesboro, GA): Police arrested three men Friday linked to a gang-related shooting Oct. 6 where a person suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries in a shooting at a Lanier Drive convenience store.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: October 30, 2017

Prosecutor: Defendant in Savannah robbery linked to gang kingpin (Chatham County, GA): A prosecutor on Monday told jurors that Dominique Powell was robbed at gunpoint by the man on trial, then was slain after he violated a “different set of rules” and cooperated with police.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 30, 2017

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