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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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2 dead, 1 injured in gang-related Tucson shooting (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police say two men were killed and one was wounded in a gang-related shooting on the city's south side. Authorities identified one of the two killed Sunday as 30-year-old James Jones. The second victim's name is being withheld pending family notification.
Source: ABC15 Arizona    Date: November 26, 2017

Teen killed in Arkansas by gang members who sought him out over disrespectful comments, detective testifies (Fort Smith, AR): Four members of the Slanga 96 gang crashed a wedding party seeking the whereabouts of a man they later killed in a hail of gunfire, police detectives testified Tuesday.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: October 28, 2017

Year-long investigation leads to arrest in CG graffiti crimes (Casa Grande, AZ): A year-long investigation into gang graffiti has resulted in charges being sought against one defendant, as police continue to investigate. Casa Grande Police Sgt. Dave Engstrom said more than a dozen charges of gang enhances graffiti offenses have been forwarded to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office against Michael Thomas, 32.
Source: Casa Grande Dispatch    Date: October 27, 2017

CBP Officers Arrest MS-13 Gang Member (Tucson, AZ): Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing arrested a previously deported MS-13 gang member Monday evening.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: October 18, 2017

Previously deported gang member arrested at Arizona border (Nogales, AZ): U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say a previously deported member of a violent gang has been arrested at Nogales port in southern Arizona.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: October 17, 2017

2 previously deported MS-13 gang members arrested in Arizona (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol officials say agents from the Nogales and Tucson stations have arrested two previously deported MS-13 gang members.
Source: The Tribune    Date: September 27, 2017

2 previously deported MS-13 gang members arrested in Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol officials say agents from the Nogales and Tucson stations have arrested two previously deported MS-13 gang members.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: September 27, 2017

Officials say shooting result of Coolidge-Casa Grande gang rivalry (Florence, AZ): The video has no sound, but it still has a loud effect. Someone runs up to a glass door and yells something to whoever can listen in an apparent effort to get some people to come outside. This sparks the interest of a crowd, which files outside to see what is going on.
Source:    Date: September 3, 2017

MS-13 gang member nabbed at border had been deported (Arivaca, AZ): An illegal immigrant nabbed at the Mexican border over the weekend is an MS-13 gang member who was deported for burglarizing an Oregon home as a scared 12-year-old girl hid under a blanket.
Source:    Date: August 1, 2017

Phoenix man faces manslaughter charge in 2016 shooting death of friend (Phoenix, AZ): A Phoenix a man faces a manslaughter charge in connection with the shooting of a friend and fellow gang member in a Phoenix condominium last year, according to a court document.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: July 11, 2017

Phoenix Man Accused of Manslaughter in Gang Member Shooting (Phoenix, AZ): A Phoenix man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter for allegedly shooting a fellow gang member last year. Bond was set at $150,000 for 21-year-old Vicente Vega Perez at his initial court appearance Monday.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: July 11, 2017

Parents warned of local gangs (Pinal County, AZ): CoreCivic Sgt. Jorge Marques said he grew up in gang-infested neighborhoods in New Jersey. Today, he works to stop gangs from gaining a foothold in the local private prison known until last year as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).
Source:    Date: June 28, 2017

FBI Suspects Record Numbers of MS-13 Gang Members Entering US (Arizona): Federal officials said they are bracing themselves for a wave of Central American gang members posing as refugees to enter and seek asylum in the U.S.
Source: Arizona Public Media    Date: June 14, 2017

Border Patrol in Arizona arrests a former MS-13 gang member (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have arrested two Salvadoran men including one that's a former MS-13 gang member. Authorities say Casa Grande agents were processing the two for immigration violations Tuesday south of Sells when they discovered an MS-13 tattoo on one of the men.
Source: ABC15 Arizona    Date: June 8, 2017

55 arrested in Arizona in nationwide gang crackdown (Arizona): A six-week nationwide operation targeting gang members and others with ties to their criminal activity led to the arrest of 55 people in Arizona, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 11, 2017

How social media may be contributing to gang interest among AZ teens (Phoenix, AZ): About one in five 8th graders in Arizona say “it would be cool” to belong to a gang, according to the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey of more than 57,000 students statewide. The same goes for 17 percent of 10th graders, and 13.1 percent of 12th graders.
Source: Cronkite News    Date: May 9, 2017

Nearly 100 arrested in anti-gang operation in the Valley (Phoenix, AZ): Multiple law enforcement agencies came together for a huge operation that resulted in dozens of arrests and confiscated drugs.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: May 4, 2017

Arizona lawmakers vote to strip gang-enforcement funding from Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (Maricopa County, AZ): A provision in the state Legislature's criminal-justice budget bill strips $1.6 million in funding from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for gang enforcement, a move that critics called a partisan affront to new Democratic Sheriff Paul Penzone.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 4, 2017

One dead, 2 injured in gang-related shooting in Tucson (Tucson, AZ): Police confirmed Monday, April 24, that one person has died after a shooting the night before that police say is gang related.
Source: Tucson News Now    Date: April 24, 2017

Gang member suspected in San Fernando triple shooting is arrested in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities say a man wanted in California in a homicide case has been arrested in Arizona. U.S. Marshals Service officials say 31-year-old Ricardo Sarabia was taken into custody Tuesday evening in Phoenix.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 9, 2017

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