Gang-Related News Articles
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Murder trial testimony indicates existence of Tyler street gangs since 1989 (Tyler, TX): Dennis Bendy's murder trial began Tuesday morning with opening statements from the prosecution and the defense. Bendy is accused of killing 20-year-old Briana Young at Tyler's P.T. Cole Park on July 30, 2013. The investigation revealed Young was the victim of crossfire in a gang-related shootout.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph Date: August 5, 2014
Gang member arrested in shooting at central Fresno home (Fresno, CA): A gang member wanted in connection with a shooting at a central Fresno home Friday evening has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: August 5, 2014
Court hearing details Live Oak shooting that blinded woman (Santa Cruz, CA): An argument at a house party and a separate confrontation between rival gang members outside the party led to a shotgun blast that blinded a 43-year-old Live Oak woman in 2013, according to court testimony Tuesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: August 5, 2014
One man's story of surviving gang violence may help Hilltop kids find perspective (Tacoma, WA): Irshad Altheimer insists his memories of growing up in Tacoma's Hilltop are more positive than negative — amazing, since it almost killed him. Seventeen years ago, on South 15th Street near Sprague Avenue, he was driving friends home from a movie when a gang member in a car following them opened up with a MAC 90 assault rifle.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 5, 2014
National Night Out prompts one community to talk gang violence (Myrtle Beach, SC): National Night Out gives local communities the opportunity to meet with law enforcement, but one local community took it one step further and honed in on one specific issue.
Source: WMBF News Date: August 5, 2014
Ministering to the gangs of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): The scourge of gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has driven tens of thousands of migrants into the U.S. and other Central-American countries.
Source: National Catholic Register Date: August 5, 2014
Jury finds two guilty in death of teen believed to be first victim of Tacoma gang violence (Tacoma, WA): Decades after his death, there is finally a conviction in the case of the teenager believed to be the first victim of a gang killing in Tacoma. A jury last week found Anthony Eugene Ralls, 45, and Nathaniel Miles, 49, guilty of first-degree murder in the Aug. 28, 1988, slaying of Bernard Houston. Miles also was found guilty of tampering with a witness.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 5, 2014
Police investigating Sunnyvale's first homicide of the year (Sunnyvale, CA): Sunnyvale police are investigating a rare crime in its community. A gang-related shooting at Encinal Park near Corte Madera and Mary avenues that left one person dead and another victim wounded Saturday morning.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: August 5, 2014
Reputed gang leader Ducarme Joseph shot dead, likely targeted (Montreal, QC): The killing of a once-powerful reputed gang leader over the weekend in the very neighbourhood where his organization was based sends a chilling message to others who may wish to compete for dominance in Montreal’s criminal underground, experts say.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 4, 2014
Gangs move into human trafficking (Stockton, CA): There was nowhere to go, nowhere to hide. So it seemed. A teenage girl, raised in the gang life, was turned over for prostitution by her own mother for the group's benefit. She was trafficked to different cities, her body sold to strangers, kept drugged and regularly beaten into submission.
Source: The Record Date: August 4, 2014
Assassination of notorious Montreal gang leader sends chilling message to other kingpins, experts say (Montreal, QC): The killing of a once-powerful reputed gang leader over the weekend in the very neighbourhood where his organization was based sends a chilling message to others who may wish to compete for dominance in Montreal's criminal underground, experts say.
Source: National Post Date: August 4, 2014
Gang member with Joker tattoos wanted in fatal Deltona brawl (Volusia County, FL): A teenage gang member is on the run after a stabbing death in a brawl last weekend in Deltona, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: August 4, 2014
Two suspected gang members arrested with weapons, police say (Merced, CA): Two men described by police as known gang members with lengthy criminal records were jailed last week on weapons and drug allegations.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 4, 2014
Kirk seeks faith-based counseling for immigrant children (Chicago, IL): Sen. Mark Kirk said his office launched an effort to connect young immigrants in the Chicago area with religious organizations and community groups on Monday, about a month after the Republican drew fire for demanding that children who've recently crossed the southern U.S. border undergo criminal background checks.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 4, 2014
Newport News man to serve 30 years for gang activity, including shooting at James City home (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced Friday in federal court to 30 years in prison for engaging in gang activity, including shooting into a Williamsburg home, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: The Virginia Gazette Date: August 4, 2014
Investigators: Homicide victim was targeted, could be gang-related (Madison County, TN): For the first time since November 2012, the Madison County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder. Last Saturday, the body of 18-year-old Jodarius McNuckles was discovered outside the city limits on a rural road in the north portion of the county Saturday.
Source: WBBJ 7 News Date: August 4, 2014
Oklahoma City makes 'Most Gang Infested Cities in America' list (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City has made its mark on a national list but it is not something that makes residents proud. According to TheRichest, Oklahoma City is one of the six most 'Gang Infested Cities in America.'
Source: KFOR 4 News Date: August 4, 2014
Juvenile attacked in gang-related skirmish (Tifton, GA): A juvenile was injured Saturday morning following a fight at a local bar, which resulted in him having to go to the hospital. According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, Officer Lynn McCulley reported early Saturday morning that she responded to a fight in progress call at Santos Bar on South Main Street.
Source: The Tifton Gazette Date: August 4, 2014
Weekend toll: Four killed, at least 25 wounded in city violence (Chicago, IL): Four people were killed and at least 25 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 4, 2014
EPD investigating string of "gang-related" arsons (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police Detectives are investigating a string of arsons that they believe could be gang-related. Fire crews battled two house fires last week and both of those homes belong to the same man. Both are now being investigated as possible arsons.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: August 4, 2014
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