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Court date reset again for Vallejo gang member, 22, accused of 2015 murder (Solano County, CA): Because of the ongoing pandemic, a Solano County Superior Court judge has rescheduled proceedings in the case of a 22-year-old Vallejo gang member accused of first-degree murder in 2015 in Vallejo.
Source: Times-Herald Date: May 19, 2020
Police: One charged after shot fired on Ocean Blvd. restaurant property prior to separate gang-related shooting (Myrtle Beach, SC): A Georgia man remains in jail Tuesday after firing a shot on an Ocean Boulevard restaurant’s property on Sunday, shortly before an unrelated gang-affiliated shooting just down the street, according to police.
Source: WMBF News Date: May 19, 2020
PD: Tempe carjacker took vehicle because there were 'gangsters that wanted to kill him' (Tempe, AZ): Tempe police released new information about a carjacking and pursuit from May 15. According to Tempe police, 44-year-old Rodrigo Aguilar was seen carjacking an occupied 2017 Ford Fusion at the Circle K at Avenida Del Yaqui and Priest Drive at 12:20 p.m. He allegedly displayed a black semi-automatic pistol and pointed it at the driver from about one foot away.
Source: azfamily.com Date: May 19, 2020
‘We can’t live like this,’ Wilmington city leaders respond to uptick in gun violence (Wilmington, NC): City leaders are taking action on a disturbing increase of gun violence in the Port City. Police have investigated two different deadly shootings in just over a week. On Monday, WPD was called after Shawn Grady was shot in the stomach on Montgomery Avenue.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: May 19, 2020
Hollywood Hills party that drew 100 people ended as LAPD officers heard man shoot himself; gang activity suspected (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police arrived at a Hollywood Hills home Saturday night after neighbors complained about a raging party taking place despite the coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings.
Source: KTLA 5 News Date: May 19, 2020
Over 70 suspects charged in Polk Co. drug bust (Polk County, FL): A 9-month long wiretap investigation helped lead to the arrest of over 70 suspects on drug charges in Polk County. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, “Operation Hot Wire,” which began in Sept. 2019, stemmed from a series of five violent, gang-related armed home invasions and the murder of Shay Collins in Dundee in 2019.
Source: WFLA 8 News Date: May 19, 2020
Gang members planned deadly shooting at Pasco home, returned weeks later for witnesses, say police (Pasco, WA): Three gang members meticulously planned a late April shooting at a Pasco home down to the location of surveillance cameras and what direction they point, say detectives.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: May 19, 2020
Former rival gang members team up to help Stockton’s homeless community (Stockton, CA): Two former rival gang members turned friends are giving back to the Stockton community. Despite their battles with major health issues, Cresencio Lua and Richard Lucero have resolved to help their local community in need.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: May 19, 2020
Armed gang member led officers on foot chase in Visalia (Fresno, CA): An active gang member led police officers on a foot chase in Visalia early Monday morning. Visalia police say officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on North Turner Street and West Harold Avenue around 1:45 a.m.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: May 18, 2020
Inmate shot by tower officer during gang-related fight on prison yard (Ionia County, MI): An inmate was shot Sunday, May 17, by a tower officer after multiple fights at Michigan Reformatory. The inmate was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital for treatment. The state Department of Corrections said that multiple prisoners, some with weapons, were fighting on two yards. Corrections officers tried to break up the fights but the prisoners would not stop.
Source: MLive Date: May 18, 2020
Police: Rival gang members involved in Ocean Blvd. shooting in Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach police have identified those involved in Sunday night’s shooting on Ocean Boulevard as rival gang members from Chesterfield County, authorities announced Monday. According to information from the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the members had an ongoing issue in their home community, traveled to Myrtle beach, and “continued their conflict with reckless acts in our community.”
Source: WMBF News Date: May 18, 2020
Oxnard police arrest alleged gang member for possessing ammunition, narcotics for sale (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested a man for possessing drugs at a home Sunday night. While officers assisted the driver with exchanging information they recognized one of the passengers as documented gang member Jesse Cortez.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: May 18, 2020
Fort Worth Police Launch ‘Violent Crime Detail’ (Fort Worth, TX): A unit focused on violent crime created after a shooting at Village Creek Park made 28 arrests and seized 21 weapons in its first week of existence, the Fort Worth Police Department says. The "Violent Crime Detail," led by the department's gang unit and special response teams, will focus on gun and gang violence.
Source: KXAS 5 News Date: May 18, 2020
In apparent gang-related shooting, Fairfield teen wounded, suspect arrested, jailed (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield police officers arrested a 19-year-old man Sunday afternoon for allegedly shooting and wounding an 18-year-old multiple times in the 300 block of East Tabor in Fairfield, a crime police believe was gang-related.
Source: The Reporter Date: May 18, 2020
24-year-old man killed in possible gang shooting in Chula Vista (Chula Vista, CA): A 24-year-old Vista man was killed in a suspected gang shooting in Chula Vista on Friday night, and detectives are hoping somebody who knows something about the shooting will come forward.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 18, 2020
Crime in NJ drops during the pandemic, but murders involving guns increase nine percent (New Jersey): When it comes to gun violence, this past weekend was a tragic one for the state, New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan said on Monday. Fifteen people in New Jersey were shot within a 48-hour period Saturday and Sunday, and two of the victims died, he said.
Source: Planet Princeton Date: May 18, 2020
Alleged Levels Lounge shooter facing more charges from the incident (Lima, OH): The Allen County Grand Jury indicted Deontray Forrest with two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault. All three charges carry criminal gang activity and firearm specifications.
Source: hometownstations.com Date: May 18, 2020
Myrtle Beach braces for weekend: 120 extra officers, barricades, no moped or golf cart rentals proposed (Myrtle Beach, SC): The city manager has asked council to suspend the renting of mopeds and golf carts this weekend and be prepared to issue a curfew if needed after a rowdy weekend of large crowds and a gang shooting. “We had some very undesirable behavior this past weekend,” said John Pedersen, city manger, in an emergency meeting on Monday. “What we are seeing, not just in Myrtle Beach but across the country, is a psychology of people who have spent the last 80 days inside quaranteed or social distancing and they have the opportunity to get out and come to a place like Myrtle Beach.”
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: May 18, 2020
Rhode Island Man with Ties to National Gang Sentenced for Narcotics and Firearms Offenses (Boston, MA): A Rhode Island man with ties to the Almighty Vice Lords, a national street gang, was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for drug and firearm offenses. Antoine Mack, 37, of Pawtucket, R.I., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 54 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: May 18, 2020
‘I hope they feel remorse’: Bullet comes inches from striking baby during S.C. shooting (Myrtle Beach, SC): A mother is calling it “heartbreaking” that a bullet fired during Sunday’s shooting on Ocean Boulevard came within inches of striking her 10-month-old daughter. “It’s very heartbreaking to know that I could have lost my daughter due to gang violence,” Ashley Waller said.
Source: WMBF News Date: May 18, 2020
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