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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Gang, narcotic task forces to begin merger (King County, CA): Following years of working hand-in-hand, Kings County’s task forces dedicated to investigating gangs and drug-related crimes may soon be housed under one roof.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: August 5, 2016

‘High-ranking’ Merced gang member’s death appears accidental, police say (Merced, CA): A 30-year-old Merced man, believed to a “high-ranking” Norteño gang member, died early Friday after suffering an apparently self-inflicted gunshot while running from a police officer, the Merced Police Department said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 5, 2016

Day 7 of the Woodland Gang Murder Preliminary Hearing (Yolo County, CA): Detective Aaron Moe, a member of the Yolo County Gang Task Force, testified to the indicators of Alejandro Loza Quezada’s gang membership. Moe had been recalled from the previous day for further testimony. The prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Kyle Hasapes, asked Detective Moe about the only witness from the shooting that occurred on July 1, 2016.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: August 5, 2016

Suspect in deadly drive-by gang shooting arrested in Madera (Madera, CA): A man suspected of being the driver in a recent drive-by shooting and murder was arrested Friday in Madera. Madera police say Adam Diaz, 24, was the driver in the June 26 killing of Michael Sanchez in Madera. Diaz is a Norteño gang member with an extensive criminal record.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 5, 2016

1 dead, 2 wounded in Watts gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities were investigating a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded in Watts early Thursday morning.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: August 4, 2016

San Francisco Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison (San Francisco, CA): A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a San Francisco Chinatown gang leader known as "Shrimp Boy" to two life sentences — one for killing a rival — in a wide-ranging organized crime investigation that also brought down a state senator.
Source: icitizen    Date: August 4, 2016

Gang member murders toddler, uncle: Life in prison upheld (Los Angeles, CA): A state appellate court panel Thursday upheld a gang member’s conviction for murdering a 22-month-old boy and the toddler’s uncle, who were struck by stray gunfire in South Los Angeles five years ago.
Source:    Date: August 4, 2016

Gang members found guilty in stomping death of eighth-grader (San Jose, CA): A Santa Clara County jury Tuesday convicted three gang members in connection with the 2012 killing of a 14-year-old boy who was stomped to death on a Roosevelt Park basketball court by a mob that accused him of affiliating with a rival gang.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 3, 2016

Shootings surge in Salinas as 17-year-old boy murdered (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old Salinas boy was shot on C Street near Mae Avenue in Salinas just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. "While the victim was able to speak to officers upon our arrival, his condition quickly deteriorated as medical personnel attempted to save his life," police Sgt. Christopher Lane said.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: August 3, 2016

S.W.A.G.V. is Helping to Save Lives (Los Angeles, CA): Gangs remain a constant threat for many youth in inner city neighborhoods, but in the West Adams area of South Los Angeles, a non-profit organization called Sistas Working Against Gang Violence (S.W.A.G.V.) is on a mission to prevent young people from joining gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel    Date: August 3, 2016

Wannabe gang member knifes stranger in neck: ‘He wanted street cred!’ (Garden Grove, CA): A 23-year-old aspiring gang member ran up to a stranger in Garden Grove and fatally stabbed him so he could earn “respect” and stature from the gang he affiliated with, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, but the defendant’s attorney said her client acted out of fear for his life.
Source:    Date: August 2, 2016

Trial begins for gang member accused of stabbing 52-year-old to death (Santa Ana, CA): A deadly attack at a Stanton apartment complex has attorneys arguing whether a Garden Grove gang member killed an innocent family man unprovoked, or if the stabbing was self-defense following mistaken identity.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 2, 2016

Police: Teens brandished knives, shouted gang slurs (Hanford, CA): Three teenagers were arrested Thursday after they threatened two people with a weapon and shouted gang slurs, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: July 29, 2016

Oxnard man sentenced to prison for gang-related robbery, assault with a firearm (Ventura County, CA): An Oxnard man was sentenced to 17 years and 8 months in state prison after pleading guilty to a gang-related robbery and assault with a firearm, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office said Friday.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 29, 2016

2 arrested during Oxnard traffic stop, police say (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police said they arrested two gang members Wednesday on suspicion of multiple felony violations.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 28, 2016

Teen pleads no contest to assault and street gang charges (Yuba County, CA): A teenager arrested last year on suspicion of attempted murder for the benefit of local Norteño gang Varrio Linda Rifa was released from custody Thursday after pleading no contest to lesser charges.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: July 28, 2016

East Bay men arrested in alleged gang killing on street (Oakland, CA): Four gang members were under arrest and a fifth was being sought in the brazen daytime killing of a 24-year-old man gunned down this month while sitting in his vehicle in East Oakland, police said Thursday.
Source: SF Gate    Date: July 28, 2016

El Cajon Gang Member Caught Selling Meth to Informant Gets Life in Prison (San Diego, CA): A 53-year-old West Coast Crips gang member from El Cajon was sentenced Tuesday morning in San Diego federal court to life in prison for multiple drug-related crimes.
Source: Santee Patch    Date: July 26, 2016

Three Face Charges in La Mesa Gang-Related Shooting Killing Man (La Mesa, CA): Three men — two of whom were already behind bars — now face murder, conspiracy and other charges stemming from a gang-related car-to- car shooting on Interstate 8 in La Mesa that killed 22-year-old man three years ago.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: July 25, 2016

Santa Rosa PD Makes Arrests In Gang-Related Kidnapping & Stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): According to a recent Community Bulletin issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), SRPD officers responded to the report of a stabbing victim at approximately 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon July 16th in the 2400 block of Hardies Lane.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: July 25, 2016

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