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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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Four Strawberry Manor Gangster Bloods members convicted in shooting of rival, DA says (Sacramento, CA): Four members of the Strawberry Manor Gangster Bloods were convicted Monday of attempted murder for a 2016 incident in which they tried to kill a member of a rival gang, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 21, 2019

He was paid to keep kids out of gangs. Now, he’s charged in grisly MS-13 killings (Los Angeles, CA): He showed up at Bible study every Thursday and volunteered at peacemaking soccer matches for members of MS-13, his tattoos betraying his own history with the notorious gang. As a “peace ambassador” for a Los Angeles nonprofit funded with public money, it was Wilfredo Vides’ job to steer young people clear of gangs. For those who’d joined one, his role was to convince them to leave, as he had.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 20, 2019

PENI gang member arrested in Big Bear (Big Bear Lake, CA): Following a routine compliance check, Big Bear deputies arrested member of the PENI gang in Sugarloaf. PENI is Public Enemy No. 1, a street gang that originated in Long Beach.
Source: Big Bear Grizzly    Date: August 20, 2019

Three suspects arrested in gang-related killing of Oceano man (San Luis Obispo, CA): Three suspects were arrested Friday in the murder of an Oceano man in April in what investigators are calling a gang-related killing, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: August 19, 2019

Jaime Caudillo, local leader of the Norteno Criminal Street Gang, and Steven Rincon, member of the Norteno Criminal Street Gang, sentenced to life in prison (Merced County, CA): Today, Judge Carol Ash sentenced Jaime Caudillo to 50 years, 8 months to life in prison for shooting a police officer, illegally possessing a firearm, and gang activity. She also sentenced Steven Rincon, a three strikes defendant, to 80 years to life in prison for his role in the shooting, illegally possessing a firearm, and gang activity.
Source: The Paper    Date: August 19, 2019

Gang members laugh as judge sends them to prison for shooting Merced police officer (Merced, CA): Jaime Caudillo and Steven Rincon smiled and laughed Monday as a judge sentenced them to serve life sentences in connection with the 2015 shooting of a Merced police officer.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 19, 2019

He's a gang intervention worker. But California police call him a gang member. (Los Angeles, CA): Larry Sanders has lived his entire life within a three-block radius of the park in South Los Angeles where he works as a gang interventionist. Green Meadows Park is where his kids grew up, and now it is where he takes his four grandchildren to play. It’s also where he was stopped by police in April and added to the city’s gang database ― accused of the same activity he works hard to prevent in his neighborhood.
Source: NBC News    Date: August 18, 2019

Gang-related shooting in Highland Park kills 1 and wounds 2, police say (Los Angeles, CA): A shooting that police described as “gang-related” left one man dead and two others injured in Highland Park early Saturday morning.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 17, 2019

SCV Deputies Tag 3 Suspected Gang Members in Newhall (Santa Clarita, CA): The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s COBRA Unit detained two juveniles and one adult during a gang suppression operation on Monday.
Source:    Date: August 16, 2019

Inglewood man targeted blacks in hate-crime shootings that killed two, D.A. says (Los Angeles, CA): An Inglewood man has been charged with murder, attempted murder and hate crimes in connection with a series of shootings last summer that prosecutors say targeted blacks in South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 16, 2019

Plea Deal in Works for 2 Defendants in Smaller MS-13 Gang Case (Santa Maria, CA): With a possible plea deal in the works, a Santa Maria Superior Court judge on Friday vacated a fall trial date for two men charged in a smaller case allegedly linked to a violent international criminal gang.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: August 16, 2019

Terra Bella gang members convicted of murder (Tulare County, CA): Late in the afternoon of August 13 in Department 17 of the Tulare County Superior Court, South County Justice Center, a jury convicted Isidro Gomez Reyes, age 25, and Alfred Gomez, age 22, of murder. Each man was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder with special allegations that the crime was committed for the benefit of a street gang and discharge of a firearm causing death.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: August 15, 2019

Gang signs, and a gun: Fresno police interrupt music video shoot (Fresno, CA): Police on Tuesday night arrested a 16-year-old juvenile armed with a stolen .40 caliber handgun after interrupting the apparent filming of a music video in central Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 14, 2019

Member of Fullerton gang living in Oklahoma accused of illegally shipping guns to Orange County (Fullerton, CA): Fullerton police and federal authorities said Tuesday they arrested and charged a known Fullerton gang member living in Oklahoma on suspicion of shipping firearms to alleged gang members in Orange County.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 13, 2019

Nonprofit seeks grant to fund countywide gang prevention initiative (Lompoc, CA): There have been five homicides in the city of Lompoc since January, along with numerous other shootings and stabbings that didn’t result in fatalities. Many of these incidents involve juveniles, such as 17-year-old Daimien Davis, who was sentenced to eight years in a state juvenile detention center after pleading no contest to assaulting a rival gang member during an altercation in March.
Source: Santa Maria Sun    Date: August 13, 2019

LAPD to Remember Officer Killed After Confronting Reputed Gang Members (Los Angeles, CA): A 24-year-old Los Angeles police officer who was shot and killed after confronting a group of people vandalizing a building will be remembered Monday at a memorial service.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: August 12, 2019

4 injured in suspected gang-related shootout in southeast San Diego neighborhood (San Diego, CA): Four people were shot in what San Diego police believe was a gang-related shootout in the Lincoln Park area. The gunfire was reported at around 11:20 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Logan Avenue, near Euclid Avenue, according to police.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: August 12, 2019

Gang member on parole arrested for DUI in southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A gang member is off the streets after he was arrested with a handgun inside his car. Aaron Brown was on parole for burglary when officers pulled him over for allegedly driving drunk in southwest Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: August 11, 2019

Deputies investigate suspected gang-related shooting south of Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Deputies are investigating a suspected gang-related shooting that happened just before noon Sunday south of Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: August 11, 2019

5 Gang Members Arrested After Violent Assault Leaves Man In Critical Condition (Modesto, CA): Five juvenile gang members were arrested in relation to a violent assault that left a 26-year-old man in critical condition, said the Modesto Police Department.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: August 10, 2019

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