Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion (Chicago, IL): For more than six years, the families of slain Chicago police detective Robert Soto and his companion, Kathryn Romberg, waited for a West Side gang member to be held responsible for gunning them down.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 18, 2014
Update: Newport News jury deliberating in double homicide (Newport News, VA): A jailhouse informant in a Newport News murder case testified Wednesday that Marcus Tyrone Williams told him at the Newport News City Jail in 2012 that he and another man opened fire on two teenagers four years before.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 18, 2014
Woman sought in Fort Worth gang shooting arrested (Fort Worth, TX): A 24-year-old woman who had been eluding capture for weeks in connection with last month’s fatal shooting at an after-hours club has been arrested.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: September 18, 2014
Whittier gang members sentenced for fatal shooting of teen on busy corner (South Whittier, CA): Two Whittier gang members were each sentenced to spend decades in prison Thursday for the fatal 2012 shooting of a 17-year-old Whittier boy on a busy street corner in what the prosecutor described as an orchestrated gang hit.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: September 18, 2014
KDPS gets increased gang unit and more police officers (Kinston, NC): The Kinston Department of Public Safety gets the green light to increase staff for a successful unit. Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson said city council unanimously gave the go-ahead for a larger gang unit and more police officers.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12 Date: September 18, 2014
A Shooting Wednesday Night Injures One And Puts Four Gang Members Behind Bars (Yakima, WA): Wednesday night Yakima police received a call that shots were fired on West Lincoln behind HY's Minimart. Yakima police told KNDO that around two in the morning, five people suspected to be in gangs, were in the middle of making a drug deal, when trouble broke out.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: September 18, 2014
Trial for reputed Easton Bloods gang member set to go to jury Friday (Easton, PA): Closing arguments are scheduled Friday as the trial for an Easton man accused of killing a Williamsport man during what was supposed to be a marijuana buy nears its conclusion.
Source: The Express-Times Date: September 18, 2014
Reputed gang member fights motion to keep jurors' identities secret (Hammond, IN): Attorneys for a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing the death penalty say there is insufficient evidence to support the government's request that jurors' identities be kept from their client.
Source: The Times Date: September 18, 2014
Newport News man found guilty in 2008 double slaying; jury recommends two life terms (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was found guilty in the slayings of two teenagers shot dead on 35th Street six years ago, with the jury recommending he get two life terms plus 23 years.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 18, 2014
Matoaca teen committed to juvenile corrections until 21 for carjacking of VSU student (Chesterfield County, VA): A documented member of the Bloods street gang who has been in trouble with the law since age 11 was reluctantly given a break by a Chesterfield County judge on Thursday for his role in last year’s abduction and carjacking of a Virginia State University student, who jumped from his moving vehicle out of fear of being killed.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: September 18, 2014
Killers' convictions stand, Court of Appeal decides (Regina, SK): Three convicted killers have lost their bid to have their convictions overturned and a new trial ordered in a home-invasion case in which a man was shot to death.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: September 17, 2014
Auburn man, an alleged MS-13 gang member, may face deportation for having machete (Auburn, NY): Alejandro Meza is headed to prison — but that might not be the only punishment in the alleged gang member's future.
Source: The Citizen Date: September 17, 2014
ESD seeks means to track gang crime, progress fighting it (Yakima, WA): Officials with Educational Service District 105 want to devise a countywide data system that would provide the public with information about gang crime and progress in combating the problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 17, 2014
Authorities: 31 Alleged Queens Street Gang Members Rounded Up In Murder, Robbery Conspiracy (New York, NY): Thirty one members of three violent Queens street gangs were rounded up as part of an investigation into an alleged murder plot, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: CBS New York Date: September 17, 2014
Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence (Chicago, IL): After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough. "I felt like, every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are," she said. "I can't get comfortable sitting on the porch."
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 17, 2014
Alleged Gang Member Sentenced for Murder in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A purported gang member involved in a deadly shooting at a Belvidere gas station is sentenced to 60 years in prison. During testimony, the family of the victim, 33-year-old Richard Herman, crying as his mother told the court how much pain the murder of her son has caused her and her family.
Source: WTVO 17 News Date: September 17, 2014
Kids need healing, belonging to avoid gang life, report says (Winnipeg, MB): Jamil Mahmood has been saying for years that Winnipeg needs to help people leave gangs but he's hit nothing but brick walls. So now, the executive director of the Spence Neighbourhood Association is releasing a report that he hopes will get people and government agencies to pay attention.
Source: CBC News Date: September 17, 2014
Police arrest seven in case of kidnapping and assault (Orem, UT): Seven people are behind bars after a bizarre case of gang violence in Utah County. It involved a 16-year-old girl being kidnapped and one man stabbed several times.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News Date: September 17, 2014
3 charged in Kearns gang shooting, chase (Kearns, UT): Three men were charged Wednesday in connection with a gang-related shooting in a Kearns parking lot that ended in a high-speed chase.
Source: Deseret News Date: September 17, 2014
Shooting victim had gang ties (Greenville, NC): A 17-year-old who was shot in the leg near J.H. Rose High School Tuesday afternoon has gang affiliations, and the Greenville Police Department reported it is taking precautions against a possible retaliation.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: September 17, 2014
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