Gang-Related News Articles

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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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A Sacramento gang member waved a gun in a music video. He now faces life in prison (Sacramento, CA): Deandre Marquis Rogers, 25, was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday for a third-strike felony stemming from a rap music video posted in December 2016.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 9, 2018

Palos Verdes High student charged in South LA killing told police he wasn’t a gang member (Los Angeles, CA): A 18-year-old former Palos Verdes High School student accused of driving the getaway car in a fatal South Los Angeles shooting told police investigating the murder that he wasn’t a gang member because he had never been initiated, testimony revealed Monday at his preliminary hearing.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: April 9, 2018

Reports: Fatal stabbing outside Fox Theater resulted from dispute between rival gang members (Bakersfield, CA): Surveillance footage and Facebook posts, along with witness statements, helped police track down four men accused in the stabbing death of a man outside the Fox Theater following a hip-hop concert in February, according to court documents.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: April 9, 2018

Woman testifies about co-accused in gang-slaying prelim (Los Angeles County, CA): A Saugus man was ordered Monday to stand trial for the murder of Ivan Solis, following a day-long preliminary hearing in which his co-accused testified against him.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal    Date: April 9, 2018

Gang Member Gets 15 Years for Drug, Weapons Violations (Los Angeles, CA): A 27-year-old gang member was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years behind bars for his role in a conspiracy in which three street gangs came together under the control of an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member to run drug sales along the Los Angeles River from Elysian Park to Burbank.
Source:    Date: April 9, 2018

10 alleged Sureno gang members charged with 7 murders in SF and Richmond (San Francisco, CA): A joint operation between federal Homeland Security investigators and San Francisco police has lead to the arrests of ten suspected members of a gang called the 19th Street/16th Street Surenos, operating out of San Francisco's Mission District.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: April 6, 2018

Bill to combat gang violence, protect victims moves forward (Paso Robles, CA): This week, a bill authored by Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) that would increase protections for victims and witnesses of gang-related crimes, passed through the public safety committee with bi-partisan support.
Source: Paso Robles Daily News    Date: April 5, 2018

Victim of November shooting allegedly targeted for gang affiliation (Ventura County, CA): David Smith’s killer said he was going “rabbit hunting” the night the 19-year-old was gunned down in a Newbury Park residential neighborhood in November, according to testimony delivered during a March 5 preliminary hearing in Ventura County court.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: April 5, 2018

Gang member pleads guilty to shooting at Riverside police (Riverside, CA): A gang member who fired at police officers when they attempted to detain him near downtown Riverside, then hid out in a stranger’s home for hours before being flushed out, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted murder.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 5, 2018

Gang members admit to firebombing black families in Boyle Heights housing development (Los Angeles, CA): Members of a Latino street gang have admitted to carrying out a racially motivated firebombing attack on black families in a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 5, 2018

He killed a man for dropping out of a gang. Now he'll face life in prison (Tulare County, CA): Gang member Frankie Hernandez, 27, of Tulare was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison for murder.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 5, 2018

South Valley Gang Member Sentenced 40 Years-To-Life For Murder (Fresno, CA): A South Valley gang member is sentenced 40 years-to-life in prison for murder. Sentencing took place on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, in Tulare County Superior Court.
Source: KMJNOW News    Date: April 5, 2018

Here’s where and how California youths are most often murdered (Sacramento, CA): The recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., left 14 youths dead and reignited a debate about gun control. In California, about that many youths have been murdered by other people every three weeks, on average, during the past 30 years. Most of the deaths involve firearms. Because such killings are common, they receive much less attention than a mass school shooting.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 4, 2018

Cutler murderer and gang member sentenced to life in prison (Fresno, CA): In July 2015, Fernando Prado, 21, shot and killed a 24-year-old Orosi man in front of the victim's home. A few weeks later, investigators discovered he has also been involved in a drive-by shooting that left a 30-year-old wounded.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 4, 2018

Man shot, woman run over during gang clash at Santa Fe Springs gas station (Santa Fe Springs, CA): Police believe a confrontation between rival gang members at a Santa Fe Springs gas station left one man shot and a passenger injured after a driver accidentally ran her over late Tuesday night.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: April 4, 2018

San Bernardino man gets 3 years probation for having gun tied to 2016 Pasadena shooting (San Bernardino, CA): A Pasadena gang member was sentenced earlier this week for possessing a firearm that authorities believe was used in a 2016 shooting outside a Pasadena cafe following a high school football game, federal officials said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 4, 2018

Feds: Sacramento raids cost Chinese gang 'hundreds of millions' (Sacramento, CA): Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: April 4, 2018

Indio gang sweep leads to four arrests (Indio, CA): Warrant sweeps throughout the city of Indio led to the arrest of four people. The Indio Police Department and the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served multiple search warrants in Indio starting Wednesday morning.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: April 4, 2018

Duarte gang members convicted of trying to kill 7 in Pasadena (Alhambra, CA): A jury on Monday found a Duarte gang member guilty of trying to kill seven people during a drive-by shooting in Pasadena last year. His alleged accomplice was convicted last week.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 3, 2018

Gang member convicted of first-degree murder in girlfriend's 2015 strangling death in Elk Grove (Sacramento County, CA): Known gang member Moses Valdez was convicted of first-degree murder by a Sacramento County Superior Court jury Monday in connection with the death of Marissa Pineda de Almanza, his then-girlfriend, in November 2014.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 3, 2018

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