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Two alleged gang members in juvie, charged in purple gun theft, say San Angelo police (San Angelo, TX): San Angelo police arrested two juvenile gang members charged with theft of firearm and felony criminal mischief Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times    Date: January 11, 2018

16-year-old Juárez gang member, hit squad suspects among arrests after violence spike (El Paso, TX): A 16-year-old Juárez boy allegedly found with an assault rifle and a handgun was among recent arrests as police react to a rash of violence. The arrest was part of Juárez and state police operations targeting gangs and organized crime.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 10, 2018

Precinct One Constable’s Office holds symposium to help officers ‘gang up on gangs’ (Katy, TX): Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen's Office hosted its first gang symposium in Katy Monday. The constable said Harris County is the top gang area in Texas and law enforcement has come together to gang up on gangs.
Source: KIAH 39 News    Date: January 8, 2018

MS-13 gang brutality grabs headlines while its influence in Houston and U.S. may be waning (Houston, TX): Estuar Quinonez's bullet-riddled body and 25 bullet casings were found in Missouri City's Buffalo Run Park on June 16, 2016. The 16-year-old, a member of the MS-13 street gang, had been cooperating with Houston police after witnessing six homicides by the gang, police say. Five alleged MS-13 members were charged with capital murder in Quinonez's slaying.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 5, 2018

2017 homicide rate reaches highest number in more than 25 years (Killen, TX): It was a deadly year in Killeen, as police reported 22 homicides for 2017. Killeen police said 18 of the homicides are being investigated as murders, while four deaths were determined to be committed in self-defense.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: January 5, 2018

McManus says anti-gang focus helped lower 2017 homicides (San Antonio, TX): Crediting intense multi-agency work in some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, Police Chief William McManus applauded a 15 percent reduction in homicides last year over 2016, but cautioned Thursday against complacency and simple answers.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: January 4, 2018

East Side community discusses violence plaguing community (San Antonio, TX): East Side residents have grown tired of the violence that plagues their community and some are looking for ways to keep it from continuing further.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: December 28, 2017

Gang Member Convicted of Sex Trafficking of a Child (Corpus Christi, TX): A federal judge in Corpus Christi has issued a guilty verdict against a 25-year-old Corpus Christi resident on charges of sex trafficking of a child, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 19, 2017

San Antonio Law Enforcement Make 215 Gang-Related Arrests in 90 Days (San Antonio, TX): Law enforcement officials arrested 215 people in San Antonio over the last three months as part of a 90-day operation to reduce gang violence on the East Side.
Source: San Antonio Current    Date: December 18, 2017

Police: Teen with gang ties arrested with gun in Stamford park (Stamford, TX): Police say a 17-year-old with gang ties who recently moved here from El Salvador was arrested this week with a gun at Scalzi Park.
Source: Laredo Morning Times    Date: December 13, 2017

Gang-related crimes in El Paso see sharp increase in 2017, police say (El Paso, TX): Gangs continue to be an issue in the El Paso community as gang-related cases have more than doubled this year. The El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit has responded to 668 gang-related incidents so far this year, compared with 330 reported at the same time in 2016, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 12, 2017

Documented gang member in custody after allegedly evading arrest (San Antonio, TX): A documented gang member who was on probation is back in jail after he allegedly tried to evade police in his car. Officers assigned to the San Antonio Department's narcotics unit were conducting surveillance on Nov. 29 after getting information about illegal activity coordinated by a gang known has Hermandad de Pistoleros Latino, or HPL.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: December 7, 2017

KRIS 6 rides along: CCPD gang unit responds to uptick in gang violence (Corpus Christi, TX): There are seven officers in the gang unit at the Corpus Christi Police Department. Their job: to keep tabs on more than 4,000 suspected gang members in the city. For those seven officers, the key is to know the enemy.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: December 5, 2017

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents stops murderers, sexual predators, and a gang member (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: December 4, 2017

Suspect in 10-year-old girl's murder was gang rival of victim's brother, police say (San Antonio, TX): Two teenagers suspected of taking part in the drive-by shooting that led to a 10-year-old girl's death are gang rivals of the victim's brother, according to San Antonio police.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: December 1, 2017

2nd gang member gets prison in 2016 killing of Texas officer (San Antonio, TX): A gang member must serve 20 years in federal prison over the 2014 fatal shooting of an off-duty San Antonio-area police officer outside a tattoo parlor the victim co-owned.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: November 30, 2017

Members of street gang linked to series of burglaries of Apple products, police say (Houston, TX): Authorities said through an extensive investigation, they have identified 15 members of the criminal street gang "Hot Boyz" as being responsible for up to 26 burglaries in which Apple products were stolen.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: November 29, 2017

Police 'having a hard time keeping up' with violent crime after latest spike in shootings, stabbings (San Antonio, TX): As the sun rose over San Antonio Thanksgiving morning, somebody approached an unassuming white and grey home on the North Side and started shooting.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 28, 2017

San Antonio girl, 10, fatally shot in her bedroom (San Antonio, TX): Jackie Vega and her four children were asleep when she awoke to gunfire ripping through her North Side home on Thanksgiving morning. Running into her living room, she found her two boys.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 23, 2017

FBI connects shootings on East Side to warring gang factions (San Antonio, TX): A turf battle between separate factions of a gang resulted in a series of shootings on the East Side over the past four months — including two in which innocent children were hit — federal authorities said during a hearing Wednesday for four defendants.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 22, 2017

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