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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Atlanta fugitive with alleged ties to Sex Money Murder gang arrested (Atlanta, GA): A 23-year-old fugitive who was on the Atlanta Police Department’s “Most Wanted” list tried to flee before being arrested last week, according to an incident report.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 1, 2018

Gangster faced 460 years for shooting at Lil Wayne. That changed after the judge stepped in. (Cobb County, GA): Grammy-winning Atlanta rap star “Lil Wayne” is named in the case of a Bloods street gang shooting to be argued Monday before the Georgia Supreme Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: February 1, 2018

Cobb cops: MS-13 gang member arrested in retaliatory drive-by shooting (Cobb County, GA): An alleged member of MS-13 was recently arrested by Cobb County police in a drive-by gang shooting case from May. Walter Alex Flores-Sanchez, of Marietta, was booked Friday on various felony charges of aggravated assault and gang involvement, jail records show.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: January 29, 2018

Police: Athens-Clarke 2017 crime rate the lowest in 2 decades (Athens-Clarke County, GA): Athens-Clarke County last year saw an overall decrease in violent and property crimes from 2016, and the total number of reported serious crimes in 2017 was among the lowest in two decades, according to statistics recently released by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 20, 2018

Gang stats are encouraging (LaGRange, GA): A few years ago the LaGrange Police Department recognized a problem in LaGrange. There was too much gang activity in LaGrange for a city this size, and that activity was making crime numbers soar across the board.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: January 19, 2018

Police: Gangster Disciplines members arrested after 'chaotic' situation near Circle K (Marietta, GA): Police say two members of the Gangster Disciples street gang were arrested after a violent scene outside of a convenience store in Marietta.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: January 18, 2018

Police: Drug deal gone bad leads to three arrests (Marietta, GA): Two men were arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated assault with attempt to murder and armed robbery, after Marietta Police investigated several calls about gunfire the night of Jan. 10.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: January 18, 2018

Two charged with marijuana distribution, gang crimes (Glynn County, GA): A Glynn County grand jury indicted two men last week on multiple counts for gang-related drug crimes. According to the indictment, Alonza Antonio Duncan and Victor Lamar Pinkney are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug- related objects and violation of the state gang act for actions committed on July 19, 2016. The suspects are believed to be affiliated with the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: January 15, 2018

Violent gang member apprehended in Fannin County (Blue Ridge, GA): A police chase ended with the detainment of the suspect involved. The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest after becoming involved in the chase shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Source:    Date: January 12, 2018

Gang activity saw sharp decline in LaGrange in 2017 (LaGrange, GA): The LaGrange Police Department has put an emphasis on deterring gang activity within the city limits, and made significant progress to this end in 2017. The proof is in the numbers. In 2017 there were only two gang-related shootings in the city limits, down significantly from 2014 to 2016, when LaGrange had an average of 16 gang-related shootings per year.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: January 12, 2018

Murder suspect, gang member arrested (DeKalb County, GA): A suspected gang member who failed to appear in court for arraignment on murder and other charges has been arrested again by DeKalb sheriffs and Cobb police.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: January 12, 2018

FBI agent dragged by truck before shooting alleged gang member, agency says (North Fulton County, GA): An FBI agent was forced to open fire early Friday after a wanted man ran from a Sandy Springs hotel, hopped in a pickup truck and dragged the agent for a quarter-mile, officials told Channel 2 Action News.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: January 5, 2018

Gangs are mostly quiet, for now, but local task force stays alert (Gainesville, GA): Though the boarding of out-of-county inmates in the Hall County Jail ceased years ago, Sgt. Paul House can still see some of its aftermath in the form of gang activity. “When they got to the jail, (we) particularly in the gang task force and the (Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad) unit, were worried about what kind of impact this was going to have on our local community,” he said.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: December 26, 2017

3 convicted; mistaken gang killed mayor-elect's nephew (Atlanta, GA): Three men have been convicted of killing a nephew of Atlanta's mayor-elect in a mistaken gang shooting. Authorities have said 18-year-old Darius Bottoms was shot in the head because 23-year-old Ryan Bowdery, 22-year-old David Dajunta Wallace and 19-year-old Rashad Barber mistook him for a member of a rival gang.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: December 22, 2017

DA: Gang crisis in metro Atlanta trickling down to children (Atlanta, GA): There’s a gang crisis in metro Atlanta. The Fulton County district attorney told Channel 2’s Mark Winne on Friday he’s shocked the trend is trickling down to children, and it needs to stop.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: December 22, 2017

Police: Gang Member Accused of Shooting at Officer Found (Marietta, GA): A gang member accused of shooting at a police officer in Georgia has been arrested after several days on the run. News outlets report Kevin Scott Sosebee was arrested Friday in connection with the three shots fired at a Cobb County officer who was sitting in his patrol car last Tuesday morning. Authorities say Sosebee is a member of the Ghost Face Gangsters.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: December 19, 2017

Warrant: Gang member fired 3 shots as Cobb officer sat in his patrol car (Cobb County, GA): A Cobb County police officer was sitting in his patrol car when three shots rang out, according to new details outlined in an arrest warrant.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: December 18, 2017

6 indicted on gang charges after stabbing (Cherokee County, GA): Six members of a prominent North Georgia gang were indicted by a grand jury in Cherokee County Superior Court earlier this week following the stabbing of a Canton man in March, according to court documents.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News    Date: December 15, 2017

Gang boss named ‘Mayhem’ convicted of murdering girl, 15, in DeKalb (DeKalb County, GA): Tahja “Mayhem” Williams, leader of the 62 Brim street gang, is headed to prison for setting up the drive-by shooting that killed a 15-year-old DeKalb County girl in the crossfire.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: December 15, 2017

Judge sentences gang members to life for murder of Hampton area man (Jonesboro, GA): The two gang members convicted of murder in the 2014 death of 24-year-old Quincy Suggs were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: Clayton News Daily    Date: December 14, 2017

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