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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 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

Alleged gang member in custody in Fort Collins, charged with attempted murder (Fort Collins, CO): U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted fugitive Friday in Fort Collins in connection with an alleged assault on a woman earlier this month in Fort Morgan.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: November 11, 2017

Staying safe: how one organization is working to combat gang activity (El Paso County, CO): Several years ago, Lisa and Estevan Medina decided they needed to make a life change. Estevan, a former gang member was in the hospital for a liver disease, he was told he only had a few months to live, he survived. 'I got a second chance,' said Medina, 'with that second chance I wanted just to share my story with kids, about the gangs, you now, about that whole lifestyle.'
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: October 30, 2017

Denver man pleads guilty to two 2015 murders (Denver, CO): A Denver man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to two 2015 murders. The murders are believed to be gang-related, the DA’s office said.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 30, 2017

Hearing in killings of two Colorado Springs students centers on gang motive (Colorado Springs, CO): For weeks, 16-year-old Natalie Partida had a target on her back. The teen and two of her girlfriends were allegedly marked for abduction, torture and possibly rape - part of a gang-related scheme to get them to disclose who might have shot up two apartment buildings in Colorado Springs.
Source: The Gazette    Date: October 17, 2017

Suspected gangbanger gets 20 years in prison (Grand Junction, CO): A man prosecutors believe is affiliated with the Folk Nation gang Satan’s Disciples was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday afternoon for robbing a Grand Junction store at gunpoint in November, despite telling a judge he had changed his mind about the plea.
Source: The Daily Sentinel    Date: September 28, 2017

Father, son members of gang arrested in Rifle (Rifle, CO): A father and son are behind bars in Western Colorado, accused of selling drugs and having guns illegally. According to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Moses Alfonso Gallegos and Moses Delfino Gallegos are part of the local Sureno street gang.
Source: KKCO 11 News     Date: September 19, 2017

Violent crime in Denver reaches new high (Denver, CO): Violent crime in Denver has reached a new high, according to the Denver Police Department. Violent crime reported in the City and County of Denver is up more than 7 percent this year, with July marking the most violent month the city has seen in half a decade.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: September 8, 2017

Denver community achieves focused goal: zero gang-related homicides during summer (Denver, CO): Sometimes, it is the smaller victories that need to be celebrated. So the Rev. Leon Kelly held his arms aloft Wednesday as he announced that a goal to have zero gang-related homicides during the summer in one Denver neighborhood had been achieved.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: August 30, 2017

Former gang members offered jobs, second chances, through community-bred program (Denver, CO): When Walter Roberts entered the Mental Health Center of Denver’s campus in Park Hill Friday afternoon, he hardly expected to leave with a job. Recently out of prison for drug dealing, Roberts faced an uphill battle seeking employment due to his criminal record. So when his wife suggested he join her for a community meeting on employment, he decided to tag along.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: August 14, 2017

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