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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Evolving gangs and how local law enforcement are responding (LaGrange, GA): Local law enforcement warn that criminal gang activity is on the rise. But, they say, tactics to clamp down on gang-related violence are also ramping up. Dr. J. Aleem Hud grew up in Columbus during the 1960’s and 1970’s. He moved away for a time, and he eventually decided to come back home to the Fountain City.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: July 27, 2017

Convicted killer seeks new trial in gang-related shooting at gas station (Houston County, GA) : Convicted killer Deondray Darnell Yarn is seeking a new trial in the gang-related shooting of another man at a Warner Robins gas station.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 25, 2017

Gang members to spend life in prison (DeKalb County, GA): Gang members Joseph Broxton and Daniel Pena were sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for terrorizing residents on a two-day killing spree in Stone Mountain in the summer of 2015.
Source: CrossRoadNews    Date: July 21, 2017

Athens man beaten by gang (Athens, GA): A 19-year-old North Peter Street resident was injured Tuesday afternoon when he was jumped and beaten in the Nellie B Community by members of a street gang, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: July 19, 2017

Savannah leaders host panel discussion on crime and gang violence (Savannah, GA): The city of Savannah continues to recover from a violent night after the Fourth of July celebrations, when a shooting and car crash left several injured and three dead, including innocent bystander Scott Waldrup.
Source: WJCL News    Date: July 19, 2017

Law enforcement learns to combat gangs at GA Gang Investigators Association training conference (Savannah, GA): This week, hundreds of gang investigators from police departments around Georgia are in Savannah learning new tactics to make our streets safer.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: July 14, 2017

Gang-related triple homicide suspect indicted on Wednesday (Savannah, GA): A triple murder suspect was indicted by a Chatham County grand jury. Keith Lamont Marrow is charged with three counts of malice murder, six counts of felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault, 12 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: July 13, 2017

Suspected drugs found tied to a delicate spot after midstate men’s West Virginia arrests (Macon, GA): Three Macon men face drug charges after being arrested in a West Virginia investigation into a Georgia-based drug trafficking organization. One of them, 39-year-old Alphonso Clyde, is a founding member of Macon’s Mafia street gang.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 11, 2017

Savannah-Chatham police arrest alleged gang member in 2016 shooting (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Strategic Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested a man for a 2016 shooting on Oak Forest Drive.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: July 10, 2017

Henry County gang unit aims for longer prison terms (Henry County, GA): Gang activity, once considered an inner city crime problem, is one of the changes Henry County has endured recently, Sheriff Keith McBrayer said. “Henry County’s changed. A year and a half ago, I would have told you that we did not have a gang problem in this county,” he said. “If someone said we did, I would say they’re just trying to make an issue or just dramatize something that’s not really there.”
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: July 10, 2017

Deadly shooting, crash puts End Gun Violence program under microscope (Chatham County, GA): For the first time, we are hearing from the leader of Savannah's first major effort to combat gun violence. Those efforts are now under the microscope following Wednesday's deadly shooting and crash near City Market.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: July 7, 2017

Alleged Savannah gang member pleads not guilty in Tatemville slaying (Savannah, GA): An alleged Savannah gang member on Thursday entered a not guilty plea on a new indictment charging him and three others in what prosecutors call a gang revenge slaying of Dominique Powell in Tatemville.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: July 6, 2017

Teen gets 25 years in prison for shooting death of McDonald’s coworker (Jonesboro, GA): The College Park teen accused of killing his former McDonald’s coworker changed his plea on June 19, pleading guilty to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.
Source: Clayton News Daily    Date: July 6, 2017

Savannah police say gang activity behind shooting that lead to deadly car chase (Savannah, GA): A 17-year-old who police say is involved in gang activity was a party to one of two shootings in downtown Savannah early Wednesday morning that led to a deadly car chase in which three people died.
Source: The Island Packet    Date: July 5, 2017

Gang members blamed for Savannah shootings, deadly SUV crash (Savannah, GA): Late-night Fourth of July celebrations in Savannah’s downtown historic district erupted into chaos early Wednesday after gunfire wounded three people in a popular nightlife district, leading to a police chase in which a fleeing vehicle crashed and killed three others.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: July 5, 2017

Metro chief discusses the juvenile gang threat in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Zero point five percent. That represents the number of people living in our community willing to shoot and kill someone else in cold blood. In Savannah, that translates into about 750 people. Mostly juveniles who don't have the capacity to or maturity to understand their impact.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: July 5, 2017

Athens gang members indicted for convenience store armed robbery (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted two purported Athens gang members for an armed robbery last year of an eastside convenience store.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: July 3, 2017

Athens gang report calls for more after-school activities, job opportunities (Athens, GA): Young people in low-income neighborhoods need more and better after-school activities, as well as more opportunities for mentoring and job training to lessen the possibility they’ll join gangs, according to a report released last week.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: July 1, 2017

Gang member among group who stole 5 vehicles from Enterprise (Columbus, GA): A gang member and four other people stole nearly $150,000 worth of vehicles from a Columbus Enterprise Rent-A-Car company, according to testimony Thursday in Recorder’s Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: June 30, 2017

‘Bloods' gang member convicted in cold Marietta murder case (Marietta, GA): An Alabama man has been convicted in a cold-case murder from 2014. A Cobb County jury deliberated less than two hours before returning a guilty verdict for Dwight Blalock Jr., 35, of all charges related to the shooting death of Carlos Wright, 32, of Marietta, Ga., three years ago, District Attorney Vic Reynolds said.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: June 28, 2017

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