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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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Police identify man killed in Kansas City, Kansas shooting while 7 others were injured (Kansas City, KS): The man killed in the shooting that injured seven others on Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., has been identified as Kevin M. Forman, 27, of Kansas City.
Source: Kansas City Star    Date: February 27, 2018

Police focus on gang violence after mass shooting in KCK (Kansas City, KS): Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are still looking for whoever is responsible for a shooting that killed a man and wounded 10 others at a party near N. 17th and Minnesota Saturday night.
Source: KSHB 41 News    Date: February 20, 2018

KCK shooting with 1 dead, 7 injured is gang-related, police say (Kansas City, KS) : A shooting that left one man dead and seven people injured Saturday night is thought to have been gang-related, according to Kansas City, Kan., police.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 18, 2018

Surge in gang graffiti alarms people in KCK (Kansas City, KS): An increase in gang graffiti has some frustrated citizens calling for a crackdown. Volunteers with Wyandotte Countians Against Crime have been busy near North 22nd Street and Grandview Boulevard documenting evidence for police.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News    Date: February 13, 2018

Topeka Police: Gang rivalry may have spurred Brian Miller killing (Topeka, KS): Gang disputes may have been the catalyst for Brian Wade Miller’s death, Topeka police officers said Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of De’Angelo Megle Martinez.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: February 8, 2018

Police arrest two people after four gang-related drive-bys (Wichita, KS): Wichita police have arrested two teenagers after four drive-by shootings earlier this week. A 19-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were arrested while getting into a car in the 3100 block of East Funston, near Hillside and Harry, Officer Charley Davidson said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: January 11, 2018

Prosecutor wants more gang data before jurors hear Topeka murder trial in Brian Miller killing (Topeka, KS): During his retrial, defendant De’Angelo Megle Martinez objected to a prosecutor’s motion that would allow more testimony about possible gang ties to the slaying of a man killed in a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: January 9, 2018

Teenage boy was intended target of gang shooting, police say (Wichita, KS): The bullet that hit a 15-year-old girl in the back Wednesday evening was intended for a 15-year-old boy, Wichita police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: December 14, 2017

Former gang member turns life around through Mentoring4Success (Wichita, KS): Dan Masterson still chuckles when he thinks about the time he and Luis Gutierrez went to a “really traditional church” in Wichita. Gutierrez, a stocky built Mexican with a shaved head and tattoos, was on work release and serving a life sentence for a 1991 murder, after a dispute with a friend turned ugly.
Source: The Hutchinson News    Date: December 9, 2017

Wichita Police Shifting Staffing To Address Uptick In Violent Crime (Wichita, KS): The Wichita Police Department will be shifting nearly 40 officers to special investigation teams in January to address the increasing number of violent crimes.
Source: KMUW 89.1 Wichita Public Radio    Date: December 4, 2017

FF12: Wichita gangs turning to human trafficking (Wichita, KS): From selling drugs to selling girls, police say Wichita gangs are turning to human trafficking. It's a trend they started seeing within the past three years, likely motivated by money.
Source: KWCH 12 News    Date: November 9, 2017

El Dorado prison disturbance resulted in fire, gang fight; led to second uprising (El Dorado, KS): A late June disturbance at a Kansas prison resulted in a fire and fight between gang members and led to another uprising days later when staff again worked to contain inmates who refused to return to their cells, according to an internal Kansas Department of Corrections review released Wednesday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: November 1, 2017

Topeka activist says giving kids a positive sense of belonging is key to stemming gang violence (Topeka, KS): Jobs and access to positive, recreational activities are needed immediately if the violence afflicting East Topeka’s youth is going to subside anytime soon, according to community activist Curtis Pitts.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: October 22, 2017

Convicted Topeka murderer Chris Pattillo testifies in co-defendant’s murder trial, denies knowing victim would be shot in drive-by (Topeka, KS): Convicted Topeka murderer Christopher Pattillo told jurors Tuesday during a co-defendant’s murder trial he had no idea gunshots were going to be fired from the vehicle he was driving or why the victim would be shot in 2016 in a southeast Topeka neighborhood.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: September 12, 2017

Feud between gang members led to bystander killing, affidavit says (Wichita, KS): A feud between two gang members culminated in a parking lot shootout that left a 25-year-old bystander dead in June, according to an police affidavit released Tuesday by Sedgwick County District Court.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 9, 2017

Christopher Pattillo, 18, convicted of first-degree murder in Topeka drive-by killing (Topeka, KS): Christopher Shawn Pattillo lowered his head, shaking it from side to side, after jurors convicted him Monday of felony first-degree murder in the drive-by Topeka shooting death of a 20-year-old man in 2016.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: July 17, 2017

Topeka police gang expert: Disrespect may have fueled fatal drive-by shooting (Topeka, KS): A public act of disrespect to Christopher Shawn Pattillo, a gang member, by the member of a rival gang could motivate the shooting death a day later of Brian Wade Miller, 20, a Topeka police expert on street gangs testified Thursday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: July 13, 2017

Witness in Topeka murder trial: Gunman fired 16 shots, two passing through apartment occupied by boy, 7 (Topeka, KS): Jurors saw photographs of a string of shell casings lying in a southeast Topeka street that marked the 14-shot barrage a gunman unleashed as he rode in a slow-moving van, mortally wounding a 20-year-old man.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: July 12, 2017

Friend of slain teen calls for an end to gang violence in Topeka (Topeka, KS): Family and Friends gathered to celebrate the life of a Topeka teen who was killed last week. Eighteen year old Arden King was the 15th of 16 homicides this year in Topeka. His best friend says that's too many, and we should be talking about it.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: July 2, 2017

Police mail letters to guardians of kids on Wichita’s gang list (Wichita, KS): Earlier this year at a community meeting that in part addressed the Wichita Police Department’s documented gang member database, a woman asked Lt. Jeff Gilmore whether parents and guardians were being told that their kids had made the list.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: June 29, 2017

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