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Teen fatally gunned down in possible gang dispute outside Brooklyn housing project (Brooklyn, NY): A 19-year-old man was shot to death during a possible gang-related clash outside a Brooklyn housing development early Thursday, cops said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: October 13, 2017

Gang chases man out of Brooklyn pizzeria and shoots him in the street (Brooklyn, NY): An armed crew chased a man out of a pizzeria in Brooklyn Thursday and shot him in the street, officials said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: October 13, 2017

How Can MS-13 Be Stopped? Long Island Officials Are Divided (Long Island, NY): Maria Elena Yanes and her son Ezequiel escaped Honduras after members of the MS-13 gang burst into their home with weapons to force him to join. He was 10 years old.
Source: The New York Times    Date: October 13, 2017

Bronx Gang Leader Linked to Playground Shooting Sentenced to 16+ Years (Bronx, NY): A gang leader who participated in a 2012 shootout in a Bronx park that injured a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison. The 2Fly YGz crew chief Laquan Parrish, 27, also known as "MadDog" and “Quanzaa,” was convicted of racketeering and firearms charges in January, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 13, 2017

2 Arrested for Possible Gang Shooting Outside Gowanus Houses, NYPD Says (Brooklyn, NY): Police on Thursday arrested two suspects connected to a fatal shooting at the Gowanus Houses they say was likely retaliation by a rival gang over a robbery.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 13, 2017

33 alleged gang members nabbed in Bronx drug bust (Bronx, NY): Thirty-three alleged gang members were taken down in an early morning bust by the NYPD, the DEA and FBI that investigators say have been operating out of the Millbrook Houses in the Bronx for the last decade.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: October 11, 2017

Leader Of “2Fly” Street Gang Sentenced To Over 16 Years In Prison On Racketeering And Firearms Charges (Bronx, NY): Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that LAQUAN PARRISH, a/k/a “MadDog,” a/k/a “Quanzaa,” a leader of a violent street gang in the Bronx called the “2Fly YGz” (“2Fly”), was sentenced today to 195 months in prison on racketeering and firearms charges. PARRISH was sentenced by United States District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 11, 2017

Subway slashing victim believes attack was 'gang initiation' (Queens, NY): A man was slashed in the face while on a subway in Queens. The victim, Anthony Durden, said he believes the attack was part of some sort of gang initiation.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: October 9, 2017

Fourth arrest made in MS-13 murder of Long Island man, police say (Long Island, NY): A fourth member of the MS-13 gang involved in the murder of 19-year-old Julio Cesar Gonzales-Espantzay in March. Antonio Cullal, 23, was arrested for his alleged connection to the homicide and was charged with 2nd degree murder.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: October 7, 2017

Suffolk County cops win $500G from feds to fight MS-13 gang, gun scourge (Suffolk County, NY): The Suffolk County Police Department is getting $500,000 from the Justice Department for its fight against gangs and guns. The federal funding will go toward law enforcement strategies that target specific troublemakers responsible for a large volume of violent crime, according to Thursday's announcement.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: October 5, 2017

Longwood School Board meets amid gang label controversy (Middle Island, NY): Parents sounded off Thursday night about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use state troopers to battle gang violence in the Longwood Central School District.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: October 5, 2017

Brooklyn man who shot two, including teen in the eye, sentenced to 24 years in prison (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 24 years behind bars for opening fire on a busy street — injuring a rival gang member and an innocent teenager.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: October 4, 2017

Trial begins for gang member murdered for robbing his own gang (Brooklyn, NY): Opening statements began on Monday in the trial of an alleged Brooklyn gang member accused of murdering his friend and fellow alleged gang member for stealing from the gang. “The saddest thing about betraying is that it never comes from your enemies,” Assistant District Attorney Owen Sucoff told 16 jurors at Brooklyn Supreme Court.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: October 2, 2017

3rd Suspect Nabbed in Gang-related Massapequa Murder (Hempstead, NY): A Maryland woman became the third suspect arrested in what authorities have described as the gang-motivated killing of a teenager found dead in Massapequa Preserve six months ago, Nassau County police said.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: September 29, 2017

Schenectady man convicted in deadly 2014 ambush (Schenectady County, NY): After a 2½-week trial, a Schenectady County jury convicted Hector Abreu, 23, of second-degree murder for shooting Angel Carrion, 28, on the front porch of Carrion's home on Main Street on June 27, 2014.
Source: Times Union    Date: September 28, 2017

Bronx dad killed by gunman after trying to defend son, 15, amid gang-related clash (Bronx, NY): A gunman on a bicycle shot a Bronx dad dead in front of his teenage son and wounded another man Tuesday, after the father tried to stand up for his boy during a gang-related fight, police sources said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 27, 2017

DA: MS-13 gang member arrested in fatal shooting in Uniondale (Hempstead, NY): An MS-13 street gang member has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old on a Uniondale street earlier this month, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 27, 2017

Buffalo teen acquitted of shooting witness in gang murder trial (Buffalo, NY): A 19-year-old man was acquitted Tuesday on charges that he tried to murder a prosecution witness in the trial of a gang member sentenced last year to more than a century in prison for killing two and wounding several others.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 27, 2017

Federal judge approves lawyer assignment for MS-13 cases (Long Island, NY): There are so many MS-13 gang members awaiting trial on Long Island that a federal judge has approved their being represented not only by local lawyers, but also by attorneys from as far away as Puerto Rico, Miami and Chicago.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 27, 2017

High-Ranking “YGz” Gang Member Sentenced To 42 Years In Prison For Murder Of 17-Year-Old And Other Crimes (Bronx, NY): Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Jason Moye, a/k/a “Tall Jay,” was sentenced this afternoon to a term of 444 months in prison, which must run consecutive to a prior prison sentence of five years, for his crimes as a high-ranking member of the “Young Gunnaz” or “YGz” gang, including the December 22, 2011, murder of Taisheem Ferguson, a/k/a “Trey,” 17.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 27, 2017

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