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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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Ajo Agents Arrest Honduran MS-13 Gang Member (Tucson, AZ): Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station arrested a previously deported MS-13 gang member Friday night. Agents patrolling west of Lukeville encountered and arrested three Mexican nationals and two Honduran nationals, who were illegally present in the United States.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: February 5, 2018

Gang activity suspected in fatal stabbing of inmate at state prison in Florence (Florence, AZ): Investigators believe an inmate at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence was killed Saturday as part of a gang conflict after he was found with multiple stab wounds.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 3, 2018

President Trump’s focus on MS-13 may not reflect Arizona’s gang reality (Phoenix, AZ): President Donald Trump emphasized MS-13 gang violence in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but Arizona officials consider other criminal groups – particularly the Sinaloa cartel – a more significant threat.
Source: Cronkite News    Date: January 31, 2018

Previously Deported Member of MS-13 Gang Arrested in Arizona (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have arrested a previously deported member of a violent gang and discovered he has been convicted and incarcerated for multiple felony charges.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: December 19, 2017

Arizona Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Member With Prior Deportation (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol agents making their rounds in southern Arizona arrested a man from El Salvador who had previously been deported from the U.S. for his membership in the violent MS-13 gang and several felony convictions.
Source: International Business Times    Date: December 19, 2017

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

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