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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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Officials investigating 'DEAF 108' markings in Lee County (Lee County, FL): Graffiti and carvings have people in Lee County worried because some believe it could be gang-related. The vandalism reads "DEAF 108," and someone wrote them on many different locations throughout Lee County.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: May 15, 2018

Man with reported gang ties arrested in shooting that nearly paralyzed victim (Belle Glade, FL): A Belle Glade man narrowly escaped being paralyzed after being shot in his lower back last month, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: May 10, 2018

Pasco law enforcement handling latest case involving gang member (Pasco County, FL): The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is assisting Port Richey Police in tracking down a documented gang member with an extensive criminal history now wanted in connection with an incident last month at the Grand Boulevard Motel.
Source: Spectrum Bay News 9    Date: May 10, 2018

'I'm killing your mom tonight:' Gang member arrested in drive-by shootings (Volusia County, FL): A Bloods gang member is accused of shooting up the same apartment complex twice and threatening to kill a man's mother in a dispute over a stolen gun, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
Source: WKMG News 6    Date: May 10, 2018

Fugitive Gang Member Accused of Shooting into NJ Crowd Arrested in Florida: Authorities (Hillsborough County, FL): A fugitive Latin Kings gang member who was wanted in connection with shooting into a crowd at a family event in New Jersey was captured in Florida Wednesday, officials said.
Source: NBC 4 New York    Date: May 10, 2018

Bradenton drug trafficking gang marked their territory with blood, cops say (Bradenton, FL): As the opioid epidemic was spiking in Manatee County in 2015-16, a gang of local drug dealers was grabbing territory for their enterprise, protecting it with armed patrols and when needed, according to an indictment handed up last month, resorting even to murder.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: May 4, 2018

Feds charge six suspected Manatee gang members (Tampa, FL): United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced a 12-count indictment Thursday charging seven suspected Manatee County gang members for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder, arson, robbery, drug trafficking, and other crimes.
Source: Herald-Tribune    Date: May 3, 2018

'Murder after murder.' After nine killed, Terrorist Boyz gang case finally goes to trial (North Miami, FL): At first, they were just North Miami middle school kids who liked to brawl. But as they grew up, a prosecutor told jurors, the teens also wanted to "come up" — get guns, hit the streets and exact revenge for every petty slight and disrespect they got from rivals on North Miami's west side.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: April 24, 2018

Money Mafia gang member to spend 25 years in prison for second-degree murder (Okaloosa County, FL): One of the men involved in the 2015 murder of a teenager in Okaloosa County will spend the next 25 years behind bars.
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7    Date: April 23, 2018

Man gets 25 years in gang-related murder case (Crestview, FL): A fourth man has entered a plea and been sentenced for the shooting death of Mark Willliams, a 18-year-old Crestview man whose body was discovered on the shoulder of State Road 85 three years ago.
Source: Crestview News Bulletin    Date: April 23, 2018

MS-13 gang member arranged a drug shipment. It involved Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, feds say (Miami, FL): A member of the violent international crime gang MS-13 admitted to arranging a shipment of drugs in packaging that wouldn’t look out of place in a supermarket, according to federal officials.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: April 17, 2018

Deputies say suspect in drive-by Tampa shooting is Bloods gang member (Tampa, FL): A Tampa man arrested in a drive-by shooting in Town ‘N’ Country is a known member of the Bloods gang, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 9, 2018

Georgia fugitives wanted for attempted murder captured in Quincy (Quincy, FL): Two Georgia fugitives wanted in connection with a gang-related drive-by shooting in February were captured Thursday at a Quincy home where they were hiding out.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: March 30, 2018

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

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