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Duarte gang member sentenced to life without parole for 3 Pasadena killings (Los Angeles, CA): One of four Duarte gang members convicted of murder in connection with three homicides in Pasadena that sprung out of a gang feud was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: July 8, 2019
Police: Accused Edgewood shooter, teen who was killed were rival gang members (Harford County, MD): An 18-year-old charged with murder and the 15-year-old he allegedly shot and killed in the early morning hours of July 4 in Edgewood were members of a rival street gangs, police said.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: July 8, 2019
Gang suspect arrested (LaGrange, GA): A validated and vetted gang member was arrested on multiple charges Friday night by the LaGrange Police Department, according to Sgt. Mark Cavender.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: July 8, 2019
Violence in Allentown: 17 people shot in last 3 weeks (Allentown, PA): Two people were shot outside a popular nightclub in Allentown early Monday morning. The shooting came during what's turning out to be a violent summer, with 17 people shot in just the last three weeks.
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: July 8, 2019
66 shot, 6 fatally, in 4th of July weekend gun violence across Chicago (Chicago, IL): Gun violence in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend was the most violent weekend so far this year, despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to flood the city with police officers. Since Wednesday night, six people have been killed and 60 others wounded in gun violence across Chicago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: July 8, 2019
Street Gangs and Depression (Palatine, IL): Chris Melde, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Dr. Melde was the co-author of a study of street gang membership. He found that depression and suicidal thoughts or attempts are common among youth who join gangs. He outlined the reasons that many troubled teens join gangs and why gang life causes already significant problems in their lives to become even worse.
Source: TalkZone Date: July 7, 2019
Gang violence in Rose Hill, Gum Springs prompts police outreach (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) has begun reaching out to the South County community following multiple gang-related shootings in the greater Alexandria area.
Source: Fort Hunt Herald Date: July 7, 2019
Drugs fuel increase in Gary homicides; gang-related violence down (Gary, IN): Drugs fueled an increase in homicides in the city during the first six months of 2019, but an initiative targeting gangs and their members has resulted in significant decreases in gang-related homicides and shootings, police said.
Source: The Times Date: July 7, 2019
Officials search for 'armed and dangerous' suspect in Gibson Co. homicide of 17-year-old (Gibson County, TN): Gibson County officials are searching for an armed and dangerous suspect in the Saturday night shooting homicide of a 17-year-old man. Montarius Douglas, 18, is wanted for first-degree murder, according to a Gibson County Sheriff's Office news release. Douglas self-identifies as a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: July 7, 2019
Graffiti left at Serra Cross Park leads to felony arrest, Ventura police say (Ventura, CA): A Riverside man was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly spray painting gang-related graffiti at the base of Serra Cross in Ventura, authorities said. The incident was reported shortly after 8:15 a.m. when a 911 caller said someone was "tagging" near the cross in Serra Cross Park, the Ventura Police Department reported.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 7, 2019
Gang warfare | A December 2015 drive-by shooting set off gang violence the likes of which Danville police had not seen before (Danville, VA) : The wave of gang violence that swept over Danville in 2016 and 2017 began with a single shooting. It was a drive-by attack along Berryman Avenue by members of a gang named the Billys Bloods, federal and local court documents show.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: July 6, 2019
Police: Teenager shot, suspect arrested in gang-related shooting in Everett (Everett, WA): A 19-year-old was arrested after shooting another teenager in what police are calling a gang-related shooting Friday night in Everett. Police responded to a gang-related shooting at a gas station in the 10100 block of Ninth Avenue West at 9:13 p.m. Officers contacted the 17-year-old victim, whom Everett police referred to as a known gang member in a press release.
Source: KIRO 7 News Date: July 6, 2019
Gang related shootings prompt Fairfax County Police to have community meetings (Alexandria, VA): After numerous gang related shootings in the Alexandria, Virginia areas, Fairfax County police officers are going into the community to discuss the uptick in gun violence.
Source: WDVM-TV Date: July 6, 2019
Former gang member wrongly convicted of Chicago double murder featured on ‘Death Row Stories’ TV show (Chicago, IL): Nathson Fields said he hasn’t “received a dime” of the $22 million a federal jury awarded him in 2016 after he was wrongly convicted of a 1984 Chicago double murder.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 5, 2019
Border Patrol arrests wanted 18th Street gang member (San Antonio, TX): Border Patrol agents stationed near Laredo arrested a wanted gang member last week. Agents responded to a concerned citizen's report June 28 of two possible undocumented immigrants walking on a street near a vehicle bailout in Hebbronville, Texas.
Source: News 4 San Antonio Date: July 5, 2019
Man accused of gang murder claims self defense (Half Moon Bay, CA): The alleged gang member accused of fatally shooting a young man to death in a gang-related fight at a Half Moon Bay beach two weeks ago claims the murder was self-defense, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: July 5, 2019
22-Year-Old Arrested In Gang-Related Homicide In Prince George’s County (Greenbelt, MD): A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with a homicide in Prince George’s County in March that police said was gang-related. Jose Landeverde of Greenbelt was arrested and charged with murdering 22-year-old Hector Diaz-Urrita.
Source: WJZ | CBS Baltimore Date: July 5, 2019
Three stabbed, more than a dozen others injured in stampede at 4th of July festivities (Chicago, IL): Three people were stabbed and at least a dozen others were injured during the Fourth of July celebrations at Navy Pier, according to Chicago police and fire officials.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: July 5, 2019
One injured in Waynesboro shooting; city will enforce youth curfew (Waynesboro, GA): The city of Waynesboro will begin “strictly” enforcing a curfew ordinance for youths under 18 following an increase in violence within the city, including a shooting Thursday night involving juveniles.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: July 5, 2019
Shoot to Kill gang member pleads guilty to murder for 2017 Wilmington shooting (Wilmington, DE): A second Wilmington man has pleaded guilty to charges including murder for the 2017 shooting death of 21-year-old Kaden Young.
Source: The News Journal Date: July 5, 2019
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