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Man gets 20 years for gang-related shooting (Pensacola, FL):
A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a gang-related shooting that left one of his friends dead. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 23-year-old Demetric Milhouse was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to third-degree murder.
Source: The Seattle Times
Date: March 21, 2018
Suspect charged in 'friendly fire' death pleads no contest, gets 20 years (Pensacola, FL):
One of the four suspects charged in what authorities have called a "friendly fire" shooting death pleaded no contest to third-degree murder on Tuesday.
Source: Pensacola News Journal
Date: March 20, 2018
Gang member in U.S. illegally nabbed during bus immigration inspection (Fort Lauderdale, FL):
A routine inspection at a Fort Lauderdale bus station led them to a gang suspect who was in the U.S. illegally, immigration officials said.
Source: WFTV 9 News
Date: March 15, 2018
U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Fort Lauderdale Arrest Violent Gang Member (Miami, FL):
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a violent gang member with a criminal history during an immigration inspection at a Fort Lauderdale bus station on Feb 21. U.S. Border Patrol agents identified a suspicious passenger while conducting inspections and found that the man was from Honduras and not in possession of valid immigration documents. Agents determined that the individual was an 18th street gang member and in the United States illegally.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Date: March 13, 2018
MS-13 gang member with AK-47 arrested in Wimauma (Wimauma, FL):
A certified MS-13 gang member was arrested in Hillsborough County on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.
Source: WFLA 8 News
Date: February 19, 2018
Lakeland crime continues decline (Lakeland, FL):
With zero gang-related shootings last year, 2017 provided a stark contrast to 2014, when Lakeland Police Department leaders counted 18 gang-related shootings in the city and feared a wave of street violence unseen for decades.
Source: The Ledger
Date: February 17, 2018
Community Street Smart Program (Tallahassee, FL):
Keeping kids away from a criminal lifestyle is a big concern, especially in neighborhoods where crime and violence are hard to curb. One local organization is working to keep kids off the streets with a new community program.
Source: WTXL ABC 27
Date: February 10, 2018
Former Latin Kings Gang Member Sentenced to More than Nine Years for Firearm Offenses (Tampa, FL):
U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich today sentenced former Latin Kings game member Anibal Angel Rios-Mulero (33, Tampa) to nine years and nine months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking offense. The Court also ordered him to forfeit the firearms and ammunition.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Date: February 9, 2018
Alachua Police Discuss Gangs (Gainesville, FL):
Alachua City's Communications Manager Mike DaRoza said "It had been ten years since a homicide had occurred in the city of Alachua, in many cities smaller than us that is a statistic they would welcome, but as I said it was a shock and as a community we came together." Labeled gang violence, police say they knew of groups, but hadn't classified them as gangs.
Source: WCJB TV20
Date: February 7, 2018
APD arrests member of gang for shooting five people (Alachua, FL):
An Alachua man was arrested for a ﬁve-person shooting in the city about three weeks ago, Alachua Police said.
Source: The Independent Florida Alligator
Date: February 4, 2018
Arrests Made in Connection With Alachua Shootings (Gainesville, FL):
Two are arrested in connection to the retaliation shootings in Alachua on January 15th. Police have confirmed the shootings are related to gang activity.
Source: WCJB TV20
Date: February 2, 2018
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw targeting MS-13 gangs (Palm Beach County, FL):
At the State of the Union address, President Donald Trump focused in on the notorious gang, MS-13. "Tonight I am calling on the Congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, and other criminal gangs to break into our country," said Bradshaw.
Source: WPTV 5 News
Date: January 31, 2018
Miami-Dade Police Crack Down on Gang Violence in Miami (Miami, FL):
NBC 6 got an exclusive look at how police are cracking down on gangs in Northwest Miami-Dade. Lieutenant Fernand Charles is leading an undercover gang operation in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Source: NBC Miami
Date: January 25, 2018
Cape Coral Police say gangs are not an issue (Cape Coral, FL):
After Saturday's incident at the Golden Corral on Andalusia Boulevard, Cape Coral Police tell Four in Your Corner that gang activity isn't an issue.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News
Date: January 12, 2018
FBI Arrests Fugitive Believed to Have Criminal Gang Ties (Jacksonville, FL):
FBI Jacksonville division Special Agent in Charge Charles Spencer on Thursday said Rahmon D. Allen was arrested Wednesday in Jacksonville. Allen was wanted for trafficking more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana in a distribution enterprise associated with two criminal street gangs.
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Date: January 11, 2018
Possible gang activity at Cape Coral restaurant (Cape Coral, FL):
Cape police were called to the Golden Corral restaurant on Andalusia Boulevard to investigate after a kitchen worker said a man flashed a gun to him. The restaurant worker admitted he was affiliated with the "Bloods," and the man who showed the gun was wearing that gang's common symbol -- a red bandana.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News
Date: January 9, 2018
Alleged Lake Boyz member now cooperating with state attorney's office, court records show (Collier County, FL):
One of the men accused of being a Lake Boyz member has agreed to help prosecutors in the case against the alleged gang.
Source: The News-Press
Date: January 6, 2018
Confessions show how MS-13 gang members killed two in Lake Worth (Lake Worth, FL):
A decade or so before he killed two men, a quiet boy sat in a South Grade Elementary School art classroom learning what he could before ties to the international gang MS-13 would dictate his future.
Source: The Palm Beach Post
Date: December 7, 2017
Glynn County partners in 'Street Crimes Unit' to go after gang activity (Jacksonville, FL):
Gangs, drugs and shootings. Glynn County in South Georgia says they’ve seen an increase in all three and are creating a new street crimes unit. That unit will consist of Glynn County Sheriff's office, Glynn Police and Brunswick Police.
Source: First Coast News
Date: November 28, 2017
PBSO says gang members arrested in killings linked to MS-13 (Lake Worth, FL):
Ties to the MS-13 gang inspired Victor Fuentes and five teenagers to rob Hispanic men across Lake Worth. But it was a “demon,” the 20-year-old El Salvador citizen said, that made him pull the trigger and kill two men.
Source: The Palm Beach Post
Date: November 17, 2017