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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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Man pleads to reckless homicide in gang-related killing from East Chicago (Crown Point, IN): A man admitted in court Wednesday he was responsible for the killing of Samuel Aghimien in August 2015 in East Chicago.
Source: The Times    Date: April 4, 2018

7 arrested on active warrants after Imperial Gangster graffiti complaint leads Hammond police on relentless search for the people responsible (Hammond, IN): A February complaint of widespread gang graffiti in the city's North Hammond neighborhood sparked a relentless police manhunt for the people responsible.
Source: The Times    Date: March 24, 2018

Fort Wayne Police Gang and Violence Crimes Unit gets guns, drugs in separate arrests (Fort Wayne, IN): Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang and Violence Crimes Unit arrested three people and confiscated drugs and guns, including an AK-47-style rifle, in separate incidents.
Source: News-Sentinel    Date: March 22, 2018

How Greater Lafayette police officers use graffiti to identify gang activities (Lafeyette, IN): Don't just cover up that graffiti. "Report it. Report it. It helps us," said Lafayette police Officer Michael Zambon, who works on the department's street crime unit with a focus on gangs. Law enforcement officials have said that it's just a fact that gangs exist and operate in Greater Lafayette.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: March 1, 2018

Indictment links more alleged members of Latin Dragon Nation gang to Northwest Indiana murders (Hammond, IN): More alleged gang members join a Hammond man in a federal indictment linking them to two area murders, records show.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: February 27, 2018

'You deserve all of this.' Man sentenced to 9 years for gang-related shooting of teenager in Hammond. (Crown Point, IN): A man sentenced to nine years in prison for the gang-related shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Hammond said Wednesday he wanted to be a counselor for young people after he finished his prison term.
Source: The Times    Date: February 21, 2018

MS-13 gang member sentenced in federal court for illegal gun possession (Indianapolis, IN): United States Attorney Josh Minkler today announced the sentencing of an illegal alien and violent gang member found to be in possession of a firearm. Jose Salvador Gonzalez-Campos, age 27, was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: February 14, 2018

Gang unit sets sights on cutting into street violence and homicides (Fort Wayne, IN): Police commanders all over the country will tell you if you can cut down on the influence of drugs, guns and gangs, you can make a real dent in a city's crime problems. In a special report, "To Protect and Serve", we profiled a Fort Wayne police department unit with a clear focus to try and knock out violent crimes, especially murders committed by gangs.
Source: WPTA 21Alive     Date: February 13, 2018

Latin Kings member heads to prison for homicide at Estrella's Bar, pimping out underage girls (Hammond, IN): A Chicago Heights man, who was among the first defendants to face human trafficking charges as part of a street gang case in the Northern District of Indiana, was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years in prison.
Source: The Times    Date: January 25, 2018

Feds: Latin Counts gang member charged in 2015 murder of 16-year-old Hammond girl, another person (Hammond, IN): An alleged Latin Counts street gang member was charged Thursday with murder in connection with the 2015 shooting of a Hammond teen and a second individual.
Source: The Times    Date: January 25, 2018

Feds unseal indictments against Northwest Indiana gang; possible link to teen's unsolved murder (Hammond, IN): Federal prosecutors unsealed indictments Tuesday against members of a gang operating out of Northwest Indiana, one that's possibly linked to the 2015 unsolved murder of a Hammond teenager, prosecutors said.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: January 23, 2018

Man pleads guilty to battery in gang-related shooting of teenager in Hammond (Hammond, IN): A man pleaded guilty to charges Monday in the gang-related shooting of a teenager last April in Hammond. Vashaun M. Walsh, 19, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and criminal gang activity for shooting a 16-year-old boy April 4 in the 1300 block of Lake View Avenue.
Source: The Times    Date: January 23, 2018

Brownsburg killing suspects face two new charges (Hendricks County, IN): A home health aide and an alleged gang member charged with killing a 74-year-old Brownsburg woman are now facing additional criminal charges.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: January 22, 2018

Court records: Self-admitted Latin Kings member from East Chicago sentenced to 9 years for racketeering conspiracy (Hammond, IN): A 35-year-old self-admitted Latin Kings gang member was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for conspiracy to participate in racketeering activities.
Source: The Times    Date: January 20, 2018

He helped IMPD put away a killer. Then his death became a warning: Don't talk to police (Indianapolis, IN): People remember 63-year-old Henry Nunn in different ways. His wife remembers him as a Christian man. To police, he was a hero. Others remember Nunn as the guy who paid the ultimate price for testifying in court. Nunn was killed in his home after identifying one of the men who killed his neighbor in 2012. That neighbor, as it turned out, had been a police informant in a drug investigation.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: October 19, 2017

Alleged Indiana gang member accused of shooting man in head from moving vehicle (Hammond, IN): A Hammond man, who is an alleged member of the Latin Dragons street gang, was charged in federal court this week in connection with a Hammond homicide over the weekend, according to court records.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: October 4, 2017

Sentence reduced for man in death of South Bend 2 year old (South Bend, IN): The young man who received the most severe sentence of all those involved in the shooting death of 2-year-old John Swoveland Jr. three years ago is back in St. Joseph County for his sentence to be reduced.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: September 18, 2017

Fishers residents concerned about gang activity after graffiti found on 106th St. (Fishers, IN): A large graffiti tag has Fishers residents on edge. The tag was found on a wooden fence near the railroad tracks on E 106th St. Some are concerned it might indicate gang activity in the area.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: September 14, 2017

2 Indy men charged as feds bust Ohio branch of MS-13 transnational gang (Indianapolis, IN): Two men with Indianapolis ties were among 10 charged Tuesday in connection with a host of crimes that authorities say were committed by an Ohio branch of a transnational gang with Central American ties.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: August 15, 2017

Charges dropped against 2 alleged members of Grundy Crew (Indianapolis, IN): A judge in Indianapolis on Thursday granted a motion by the state to dismiss charges against two co-defendants accused of conspiracy to commit murder, among other charges.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: August 10, 2017

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