Gang-Related News Articles
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One dead after 'gang-related' shooting (Tulsa, OK): Police are investigating the city's latest murder after a 19-year-old was shot and killed Monday night in north Tulsa.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: November 1, 2011
Investigator: Blaze gang related (Logansport, IN): A fire investigator says a Logansport house fire reported Friday was started intentionally and gang related.
Source: Pharos-Tribune Date: November 1, 2011
Four girls held in gang-related beating (Indianpolis, IN): Police arrested four girls, ages 11 to 14, in connection with a suspected gang-related beating. A bloodied 15-year-old girl told Indianapolis Metropolitan police that she had a dispute on Facebook with another girl and arranged to fight her.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: November 1, 2011
Jury finds man guilty in stabbing (Oroville, CA): A jury Monday found a 20-year-old man guilty for a March 17 stabbing in downtown Chico. The Butte County Superior Court panel found Rodolfo Madrigal Martinez Jr. guilty of one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon. The jury also affirmed the allegation the crime was gang-related.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: November 1, 2011
U.S. Marshals Service arrest eight gang members (Atlanta, GA): The U.S. Marshals Service said they arrested eight of Atlanta's most violent gang members during sting operation targeting gang activity.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta Date: November 1, 2011
Two SUR-13 gang members get 20 years each in carjacking (Manatee County, FL): Judge Marc Gilner listened to family members of SUR-13 gang member Prince Pichardo of Bradenton plead Monday for mercy for the 17-year-old, who carjacked a woman at gunpoint Feb. 4.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: November 1, 2011
Jury gets King City murder case (King City, CA): Jurors heard closing arguments Monday in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting an 11-year-old girl as he aimed for rival gang members at a King City soccer game in 2008.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: November 1, 2011
Man shot, killed in apparent gang-related attack in South L.A. ID'd (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities today identified a man who was fatally shot in an apparent gang-related attack in South Los Angeles.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: November 1, 2011
Police: H.B. shooting may be gang-related (Huntington Beach, CA): Police have not identified any suspects linked to a Monday night shooting that left two men injured. Police believe the shooting is possibly gang-related.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 1, 2011
New valley report focuses on gangs and youth (Staunton, VA): Shenandoah Valley gangs are relatively small and unorganized, but still pose a real threat to kids. Those are the findings of a 200 page study on valley gang activity, which also offers some plans of attack.
Source: WVIR 29 News Date: November 1, 2011
Police Chief: Gang problem diminished (Des Plaines, IL) : In the months following the alleged gang-related murder of a Des Plaines man, Des Plaines Police Chief James Prandini said gang activity has subsided.
Source: DesPlainesPatch Date: November 1, 2011
Lawyers debate release of police reports (Lompoc, CA): The prosecution in a case involving four gang members who allegedly savagely kicked and beat an opposing gang member with a pair of shovels and a meat grinder has asked the court to keep police reports out of the hands of the defendants, arguing that information in the reports could be used to track down and intimidate witnesses.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: November 1, 2011
Jury in suspect’s trial visits site of Casa Tequila shootings (Hamilton, OH): A native of Honduras is on trial this week in Butler County for three alleged gang-style shootings in 2008.
Source: Journal-News Date: November 1, 2011
Target gang activity in Augusta County, say advocates (Staunton, VA): The bad news is there are about 300 gang members within the borders of Augusta County. The good news is that area gangs are not well-organized and few, if any, have ties to the national affiliations they might claim.
Source: The News Leader Date: November 1, 2011
Probation in violent assault on witness (San Mateo, CA) : Five gang members, including two men and three youths, have been placed on three years’ probation for a savage attack on a witness with sticks, bricks and a pellet gun.
Source: SanMateoPatch Date: November 1, 2011
Report: Nevada top 10 in gang members (Las Vegas, NV): Street gangs are a growing problem in southern Nevada. The FBI ranks Clark County as the 10th worst area in the nation for the number of gang members. More than 15,000 roam the streets, and those are just the ones authorities know about.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: November 1, 2011
Man found guilty of murdering 11-year-old (Monterey County, CA): A man accused of killing an 11-year-old girl at a high school soccer match in December of 2008 was found guilty Tuesday of all charges in a Monterey County courtroom. Ezekiel Lopez-Figueroa, 20, was convicted of murder, attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: November 1, 2011
Mayor Johnson's gang prevention initiative moves forward (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson unveiled the preview of his Strategic Plan for Gang Prevention (SPGP) this past Monday morning in the Hearing room of the Historic City Hall. "I am committed to a paradigm shift away from only enforcement and incarceration with more emphasis put toward prevention and intervention," stated Johnson during his opening remarks.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: November 1, 2011
Man shot on Halloween night (Yakima, WA): Police say a gang related shooting last night at a neighborhood market in Yakima could have been a lot worse.
Source: MSNBC KNDU Date: November 1, 2011
Man convicted of murder try (Schenectady, NY): A reputed member of Schenectady's Four Block Gang has been convicted of attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a rival on a city street last winter, according to the attorneys involved in the case.
Source: Times Union Date: November 1, 2011
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