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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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City to demolish 28 known drug and gang houses within weeks (Corpus Christi, TX): Dozens of Corpus Christi homes that have been linked to drug activity, prostitution and gang activity are being torn down. The Texas National Guard today began demolishing one house on the Westside today.
Source: KZTV 10 News    Date: May 14, 2018

South Austin Gang Member Draws 30-Year Prison Term In Killing (Austin, TX): A South Austin man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty in connection to a 2015 killing in Dove Springs, U.S. Department of Justice officials said.
Source: South Austin Patch    Date: May 11, 2018

Former gang member, HPD join forces to fight gang violence in Houston (Houston, TX): Houston has 353 gangs and nearly 20,000 documented gang members. That's four times the number of uniformed police officers.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: May 8, 2018

Inside the fight against MS-13 in Houston (Houston, TX): Not many days after MS-13 members killed Adan Huerta in El Salvador in 2017 for opening a barbershop without their permission, Huerta’s sister, Monica, in Houston, was told, “You’re next.” Four members of the gang in El Salvador and two in Houston sent Monica private Facebook messages warning her not to “get comfortable” because the “gringos” in the United States “can’t save you.”
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: May 6, 2018

Harris County DA will seek death penalty against MS-13 gang member (Harris County, TX): Omar Torres was already behind bars when he ordered the hit, police say. The suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested in June 2016 after the brutal slaying of Noe Mendez four months earlier. He could have been facing life in prison —but only if the teen slated to testify against him lived to tell the tale.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 4, 2018

Gang member who lured Dallas man to Plano, then robbed and shot him, gets 40 years in prison (Dallas, TX): A gang member who lured a Dallas man to Plano two years ago, robbed him and then shot him, was sentenced this week to 40 years in prison.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 4, 2018

Austin gang member gets 20 years in federal prison for teen's death (Austin, TX): An Austin gang member has been sentenced to prison by a federal judge for his involvement in the shooting death of a teen in South Austin over two years ago.
Source: CBS Austin    Date: May 4, 2018

El Paso man sentenced for drive-by shooting with Chuco Tango, Barrio Azteca gang members (El Paso, TX): A man was sentenced to more than two decades in prison after pleading guilty to his role in a fatal gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: May 3, 2018

Five MS-13 Members Arrested in Texas After Illegal Border Crossings (McAllen, TX): Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested five MS-13 members and other criminal aliens after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico during the past week. Agents also arrested a convicted killer and a child sex offender each with previous deportations.
Source: Breitbart    Date: May 2, 2018

Teen arrested by El Paso police Gang Unit after shots fired in Northeast (El Paso, TX): A teenager was arrested by police gang investigators after allegedly firing gunshots early Sunday in a Northeast El Paso neighborhood, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: May 1, 2018

See how many gang crimes are in your neighborhood (Houston, TX): KHOU 11 Investigates dug into Houston Police Department gang crime data and found no neighborhood is immune to gang-related crimes. We took those records, which cover gang crime from 2012 to this month, and mapped out gang-crime hot spots across the city.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 27, 2018

Man arrested in gang-related triple shooting (San Antonio, TX): The Lone Star Fugitive Taskforce has arrested a man in connection with a gang-related triple shooting that occurred earlier this month.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: April 27, 2018

U.S. Marshals, Houston police net hundreds of suspected gang members in joint operation (Houston, TX): U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement agencies arrested more than 220 people in the Houston area, seizing dozens of firearms, nearly $60,000 in currency and more than $1 million in illegal drugs during a federal operation that concluded Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 26, 2018

San Antonio Crime Rate Dropping Sharply in 2018 (San Antonio, TX): Even though it may be hard to realize if you listen to the local news, crime is down sharply in San Antonio in the first three months of 2018, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio    Date: April 25, 2018

Chuco Tango gang member pleads guilty in drive-by shooting murder of Barrio Azteca rival (El Paso, TX): A Chuco Tango gang member pleaded guilty Monday in state court to killing a rival Barrio Azteca member in a drive-by shooting in the Lower Valley in 2014.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 24, 2018

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother (Huntsville, TX): Attorneys for a Texas inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 24, 2018

Border Patrol Agents see increase in MS-13 gang members crossing RGV Border (Rio Grande Valley, TX): The Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 is one of the most feared and biggest gangs in the World. Its violent members are making a comeback in the United States and hundreds are being found here in the Rio Grande Valley.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: April 16, 2018

Somewhere Safe: Fleeing violence and corruption, Hondurans with nowhere else to go seek new lives in US (McAllen, TX): Facing threats of gang violence, Yaritza Mejia and her two young daughters fled San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in May 2017 and embarked on a yearlong journey to a place where they could start over: the United States.
Source: The Monitor    Date: April 14, 2018

Fugitive accused of being pimp for Houston gang brothels in federal custody (Houston, TX): After months of evading arrest, an alleged leader in an international gang-run brothel operation was arraigned in Houston federal court Thursday following a dramatic arrest this week in Mexico.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 13, 2018

Affidavit: Gang member said 20-year-old S.A. woman was 'crawling for her life' after he shot her (San Antonio, TX): The documented gang member accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old woman on an East Side road told a witness she was "crawling for her life" after he he gunned her down, according to court records.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 6, 2018

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