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Deadly wrong answer to ‘Where are you from?’ Gang gunfire over ‘La Jolla’ (Placentia, CA): Two gang members pleaded guilty and have been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a gang-related fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Placentia two days before Christmas Day 2012.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: July 14, 2017
Gang member gets 18 years in prison for shooting in town of Wallkill (Goshen, NY): A Poughkeepsie gang member who pleaded guilty to a 2016 attempted murder in the town of Wallkill was sentenced Friday to 18 years in state prison, according to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler.
Source: Daily Freeman Date: July 14, 2017
Greenville, Ayden PDs announce 86 arrests, major drug and weapons seizures (Ayden, NC): In an effort that lasted nearly eight months and was a joint effort between the Greenville and Ayden police departments, 86 individuals are behind bars on drug and weapons charges, officials said Thursday.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12 Date: July 13, 2017
Topeka police gang expert: Disrespect may have fueled fatal drive-by shooting (Topeka, KS): A public act of disrespect to Christopher Shawn Pattillo, a gang member, by the member of a rival gang could motivate the shooting death a day later of Brian Wade Miller, 20, a Topeka police expert on street gangs testified Thursday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: July 13, 2017
Detavion Magee sentenced to 10 years in prison for gun charge (Buffalo, NY): A 22-year-old man who police say was the intended target of a gang-related shooting that left a young boy badly hurt will spend the next decade in prison.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: July 13, 2017
Houston murders drop in first six months of 2017 despite upward tick nationwide (Houston, TX): Murders are rising across the country -- but not in Houston. New Orleans crime analyst Jeff Asher wrote on FiveThirtyEight today that big cities across the U.S. are experiencing a continued rise in murders.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: July 13, 2017
Gang-related triple homicide suspect indicted on Wednesday (Savannah, GA): A triple murder suspect was indicted by a Chatham County grand jury. Keith Lamont Marrow is charged with three counts of malice murder, six counts of felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault, 12 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: July 13, 2017
Gang cases in El Paso continue to rise in 2017 (El Paso, TX): El Paso Police say that gang-related cases in El Paso are continuing to rise, despite efforts to curb activity and outreach to the community to report suspicious activity.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9 Date: July 13, 2017
Montgomery County's state's attorney frustrated by current laws to combat gangs (Washington, DC): Are vague laws crippling efforts to tackle the growing MS-13 gang problem in the D.C. region? According to Montgomery County's state's attorney, he said this is the case and shared his mounting frustrations with FOX 5.
Source: FOX 5 DC Date: July 13, 2017
Chico man charged in gang shooting pleads no contest (Chico, CA): A 19-year-old Chico man has pleaded no contest to charges he was involved in a retaliatory gang shooting in January, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: July 13, 2017
Mediator says Little Rock gangs have signed peace agreement (Little Rock, AR): Gang violence has spread fear throughout the city of Little Rock. Now the people at the heart of that violence say it is over. A community leader said he has helped broker a truce between a dozen gangs.
Source: KTHV 11 News Date: July 13, 2017
Seven grisly gang murders too much: Santa Ana cops’ top target (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police Thursday announced the department will expand the days its gang unit will be on the job from four to a full week. The new “gang suppression strategy” was a response to seven gang-related killings and other crimes so far this year, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department’s spokesman.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: July 13, 2017
Rocky Mount murder rate on the rise, but police say violent crime is down (Rocky Mount, NC): There have already been more homicides in Rocky Mount this year than last year, but police still say violence crime is down.
Source: WNCN News Date: July 13, 2017
Bronx Gang Member Pleads Guilty in Fatal Beating of 16-Year-Old Boy: Feds (Bronx, NY): A Bronx gang member is facing life in prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in the fatal beating of a 16-year-old in a housing complex, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: DNAinfo Date: July 13, 2017
2 gang members sentenced to life in prison for their roles in shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A Kern County judge handed two gang members multiple life sentences for their roles in an August 2016 shooting. Delwuan Scott, 22, and Malik Watson,18, were sentenced to life in prison for the attempted murder of a man sitting in his car on Horne Street in Bakersfield. The two were members of the East Side Crips gang.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire Date: July 13, 2017
Gang member with Civil War-type rifle arrested (Fresno, CA): A woman at the wheel of a stolen car and carrying a .50 caliber black-powder rifle was arrested on weapons and auto theft charges Tuesday night in southeast Fresno, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 12, 2017
Fairfield gang members take plea deal in fatal shooting (Fairfield, CA): A trio of Fairfield gang members facing murder charges that could have landed them in prison for the rest of their lives all took plea deals Tuesday averting a jury trial set to get underway later this month.
Source: Daily Republic Date: July 12, 2017
Montbello shooting activates Denver’s Safe Haven Initiative, turning a nearby church into a place to seek help and air grievances (Denver, CO): Montbello awoke on Sunday to the news of a shooting near Interstate 70 and Peoria that injured children, 3 and 6 years old, in addition to one adult.
Source: Denverite Date: July 12, 2017
12-year-old arrested with gun in Lawndale (Chicago, IL): A 12-year-old was arrested with a gun after telling Chicago police he was in a gang, officials said. Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi tweeted a photo of the gun and said the boy was arrested in the 1800 block of South Kostner Avenue in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood.
Source: WGN TV News Date: July 12, 2017
Taking Back the Community: Combating Gang Violence (Suffolk, VA): Police say a lot of the violence we hear about in Hampton Roads is at the hands of gangs. But what can communities and police do to stop them? In Suffolk, investigators think there are roughly 15 gangs operating in the city.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: July 12, 2017
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