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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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Jury acquits Evans man in 2016 gang shooting case (Evans, CO): An Evans man was found not guilty of what prosecutors contended during a trial that stretched on for nearly two weeks was a gang-related
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: May 30, 2018

A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid (Denver, CO): Last winter, on the outskirts of a large, an FBI Hostage Rescue Team set up an elevated observation post to assess an unfolding situation. Soon they heard the buzz of small drones — and then the tiny aircraft were all around them, swooping past in a series of “high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation post to flush them,” the head of the agency’s operational technology law unit told attendees of the AUVSIXponential conference here.
Source: Nextgov    Date: May 4, 2018

Denver’s rising homicide numbers in 2018 are being driven by gun violence (Denver, CO): Denver is on pace to have another deadly year, with its police department reporting 27 homicides in 2018, nine more than at the same point last year.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 3, 2018

Map: Gang-related crime year-by-year in Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO): Police consistently blame gang violence for at least a couple homicides each year. In 2014 and 2015, when the Gang Unit was active, they reported five and three gang-related killings, respectively. In 2016 there were two, and in 2017, three.
Source: The Gazette    Date: April 24, 2018

Teens' killings, deputy's death: Could Colorado Springs gang unit have made a difference? (Colorado Springs, CO): In the weeks before the Colorado Springs Police Department would disband its gang unit, members of the specialized team sat talking with known gang member Diego Chacon as part of a disturbance call.
Source: The Gazette    Date: April 22, 2018

Gang activity up slightly in recent months; police bolstering unit that addresses related crimes (Pueblo, CO): The Pueblo Police Department is doubling down on its efforts to prevent gang-related criminal activities by adding new members to the unit that identifies criminal patterns of gangs and investigates gang-related crimes.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: April 20, 2018

In wake of teen suicides last month, former gang member founds suicide-prevention group (Greeley, CO): The morning after Shannon Hawley tried to commit suicide by cop, he woke up angry in the Weld County Jail. His chest hurt because when he'd charged the Greeley police officers who responded to his home that night, they fired a non-lethal beanbag round at him instead of using their guns. The night might have ended as he wanted it to — he was a drunk gang member and they believed he had a gun that night — but the officers were able to subdue and arrest him instead of kill him.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: April 13, 2018

Man is set free after 2017 gang gunfight (Mesa County, CO): The man prosecutors believe fired the shot that killed 38-year-old Dion Nixon in a March 2017 gang-related incident has served his last day in custody in connection with the death, after a plea deal to a count of reckless manslaughter was accepted by a judge Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Sentinel    Date: March 21, 2018

Battlement Mesa raid next to school leads to six gang-related arrests (Battlement Mesa, CO): An approximate three-month investigation by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office ended this week with two more arrests at a residence located near a school in Battlement Mesa that was searched and identified as a source of narcotics and gang activity, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Post Independent    Date: March 15, 2018

Gang member wanted for shooting arrested in Fort Collins after months on the lam (Fort Collins, CO): A known gang-member who law enforcement says has been on the run since shooting someone in the chest in November was arrested in Fort Collins Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: February 14, 2018

Gang member arrested in Fort Collins attempted murder case (Fort Collins, CO): Federal and local officials tracked down and arrested a 23-year-old street gang member who had been wanted for attempted first-degree murder in a November shooting in Fort Collins.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 14, 2018

Colorado Springs shooting suspect had middling criminal record, bragged of gang ties (Colorado Springs, CO): Manuel Zetina had a middling criminal record but big ambitions to climb the ranks of a local Mexican street gang. A Facebook page apparently belonging to Zetina shows a young man steeped in gang culture. "I bang dat Big Bad Soldados 13 Gang," Zetina bragged on Facebook, using slang for gang affiliation.
Source: The Gazette    Date: February 7, 2018

RiNo Double Murder Has "Gang Overtones" (Denver, CO): Detectives with the Denver Police Department decline to provide anything other than the most basic details about the January 5 double murder at RiNo's New Welcome Inn bar, which remains under investigation at this writing, and the Reverend Leon Kelly, a prominent anti-gang activist who's been in contact with the DPD regarding the thus-far-unsolved case, is also cautious with his words.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: January 23, 2018

Gang member’s lawsuit against Colorado prison guards can go forward, appeals court rules (Denver, CO): Federal appellate judges overturned the dismissal of a prisoner’s lawsuit after concluding lapses by correctional officers may have allowed five assaults against him by rival gang members, including two attacks with shanks.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: December 20, 2017

Crip gang member convicted in 2015 murder at Denver house party (Denver, CO): A Denver District Court jury on Monday decided a Crip gang member committed murder when he opened fire killing one person and wounding three others during a 2015 house party in the Baker neighborhood.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: December 5, 2017

Police arrest Greeley gang member they say was involved in summer shots-fired call (Greeley, CO): Greeley police last Friday arrested a gang member they believe in July fired gunshots into the air after a fight outside a bar. The Weld District Attorney's office will likely file charges against him by early next week.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: December 1, 2017

Accused Gang Leader Indicted on 24 Counts (Grand Junction, CO): A Mesa County Grand Jury has indicted an accused gang leader on two dozen counts including racketeering. District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said Christopher Wilson, 31, of Grand Junction is the head of the local chapter of Satan's Disciples, a nationwide gang.
Source: KREX 5 News    Date: November 30, 2017

Road to Redemption: Jobs of Hope creates special bond between local well-known employer, former Greeley gang member (Greeley, CO): After two years of inconsistently showing up to his roofing job, Michael Salazar had run out of excuses. Andy Casarez, his supervisor, didn't want to hear them anymore.
Source: The Tribune    Date: November 25, 2017

Police say latest Pueblo homicide is gang related (Pueblo, CO): Early Sunday morning Francisco Alcon was shot and killed in a home on Pueblo's east side. Pueblo Police say they believe the shooting was gang related.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: November 13, 2017

Woman viciously attacked by MS-13 gang member in small town (Morgan County, CO): A small town in northeastern Colorado is shocked after a woman was attacked by a MS-13 gang member last weekend.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: November 12, 2017

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