Gang-Related News Articles
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181st Memphis homicide victim identified (Memphis, TN): A man shot in August has since died from his injuries, putting the city at 181 homicides for the year. The death comes just after the city has experienced the deadliest week so far in 2016, according to records.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News Date: October 17, 2016
Elyria drug gang investigation nets 17 more arrests — 48 total so far (Elyria, OH): Authorities have arrested 17 more people in connection with the Elyria Police Department’s operation targeting an organized drug gang in Lorain County, according to Capt. Christopher Costantino.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: October 17, 2016
Visalia Police continue to investigate gang-related deadly shooting at gas station (Visalia, CA): Visalia Police say someone walked up to a car near a gas pump at a Flyers gas station just after midnight Monday, and fired several rounds, hitting two men sitting inside. One died at the scene, while the other is expected to survive.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: October 17, 2016
Leaders: It’s time for alleged gang father to ‘step up’ (Boston, MA): Black community leaders are calling on the gang member father of a 2-year-old girl who was shot as she sat in the back seat of his car in Roxbury yesterday to cooperate with investigators who are trying to track down the shooter.
Source: Boston Herald Date: October 16, 2016
Teen boy's shooting in Miami Gardens gang-related, police say (Miami Gardens, FL): A 17-year-old boy was shot Saturday during a gang-related drive-by shooting in Miami Gardens, police said. The shooting took place at 6:14 p.m. in the 2700 block of Northwest 173rd Terrace, Miami Gardens police said.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News Date: October 16, 2016
Daily intel meetings help New Haven’s Project Longevity prevent violent crime (New Haven, CT): When Stacy R. Spell knocks on the door of the home of an at-risk teen or young adult, he has one goal in mind. “We want to stop the crime from happening, we want to save lives before they are either destroyed or taken.” Spell said. “That’s the bottom line; it’s about prevention.”
Source: New Haven Register Date: October 16, 2016
Crips member indicted in Mercer County (Princeton, NJ): A Crips gang member charged with attacking and robbing two men, one of them fatally, has been indicted for murder and other charges by the October 2016 Mercer County Grand Jury.
Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph Date: October 15, 2016
Court records describe violent Fairfield gang feud (Fairfield, CA): On ongoing feud between two rival Fairfield criminal gangs has spurred six shootings since May including the shooting death of one 16-year-old boy and a September gunfight that left another 16-year-old boy wounded.
Source: Daily Republic Date: October 15, 2016
Teenager’s shooting part of gang violence in south Everett (Everett, WA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot Monday evening is the brother of a 13-year-old who was hit by gunfire three weeks earlier outside the same W. Casino Road apartment.
Source: HeraldNet Date: October 15, 2016
Bust leads to 39 gang-related arrests (Navajo County, AZ): A major drug bust four years in the making resulted in the arrest of 39 suspects reportedly associated with dangerous drugs and gang activity. Five of the 39 suspects taken into custody were arrested in Navajo County.
Source: White Mountain Independent Date: October 15, 2016
9 killed, 40 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): Nine men were killed and at least 40 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 15, 2016
Special enforcement team disrupts Detroit gang’s efforts to set up heroin operation (Kalamazoo, MI): Acting on tips, the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team have arrested several people in an apparent attempt by Detroit gang members to distribute heroin in Kalamazoo.
Source: WXMI FOX 17 News Date: October 14, 2016
Man arrested at scene of suspected gang shooting (Haverhill, MA): A 20-year-old man who was at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Bradford on Wednesday evening was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of firearms.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: October 14, 2016
Reputed MS-13 gang members accused of planning to kill informant are arraigned (Newark, NJ): Two reputed MS-13 gangsters appeared in federal court in Newark on Thursday to face charges they planned to kill a member who supplied information to authorities.
Source: NJ.com Date: October 14, 2016
Mexican Mafia ‘shotcaller,’ two other El Monte gang members sentenced in racketeering case (Los Angeles, CA): Three gang members, including a “shot caller” who directed the gang on behalf of the Mexican Mafia, each received sentences of more than decade in prison stemming from a federal investigation targeting the El Monte Flores gang, authorities announced Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: October 14, 2016
MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy (Boston, MA): A member of MS-13 pleaded guilty on Friday, Sept. 30, at Boston Federal Court in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member in Chelsea in December 2015.
Source: Chelsea Record Date: October 14, 2016
Suspect's girlfriend testifies about deadly gang shooting at Chad Brown (Providence, RI): Yahaira Montanez had been dating gang member and murder suspect Henry Lopez about a month before a deadly shooting in October 2014. That day, Lopez and two other Young Niggas In Charge, or YNIC, street gang members —Bruce Moten and Tevin Briggs — came to her Tappan Street apartment and asked her to park Lopez's black Infinti behind a house on Alaska Street, Montanez said.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 14, 2016
Police: Killing in Brentwood Likely Gang-Related (Brentwood, NY): Police on Long Island believe the killing of a man found beaten on a Brentwood street is likely gang-related.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: October 14, 2016
Second teen arrested in connection to July LaGrange shooting (LaGrange, GA): LaGrange, Ga., police have arrested two suspects in connection to the July 24 fatal shooting of Quentin D. Williams. Miracle Ramsey, 15, was charged with murder and participation in criminal street gangs, according to a news release.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: October 14, 2016
San Jose Holds 8th Annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit (San Jose, CA): In 2013, there were a reported 6,522 validated gang members in San Jose, according to city officials, and 10 out of 45 homicides that year were gang-related. Also in 2013, there were a reported 102 gangs in San Jose, and 200 in Santa Clara County. Community advocates have credited the mayor’s task force with reducing gang activity in recent years.
Source: San Jose Inside Date: October 14, 2016
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