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4 men arrested in aggravated assault at El Paso YMCA; some suspects in separate assault (El Paso, TX): Four men were arrested after an investigation by the El Paso Police Department's Gang Unit. Three of the men arrested were also arrested at a party in July for allegedly beating someone up for wearing the wrong color.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: August 5, 2020

Austin's homicide rate increase during pandemic is highest in the nation, WSJ reports (Austin, TX): Analysis conducted by the Wall Street Journal found that homicides have spiked in 36 of the nation's 50 largest cities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to WSJ's data, Austin leads the country in percentage increase of total homicides compared to the previous year, ahead of Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News     Date: August 3, 2020

Three men face prosecution for gang-related shooting incident in Longview (Longview, TX): Three men face prosecution after Longview police say they were involved in a gang-related incident in which shots were fired but no one was reported hurt, according to court documents.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: July 31, 2020

Texas Most Wanted fugitive, a Crips gang member, arrested in Galveston (Galveston, TX): A Texas Most Wanted fugitive, a Crips gang member, was arrested yesterday in Galveston, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source:    Date: July 29, 2020

Affidavit: Triple shooting connected to Siete Viejo gang (Laredo, TX): Family problems and vandalism to vehicles belonging to Siete Viejo street gang members led to the July 19 shooting that left one man in critical condition and two others with non-life-threatening injuries, according to an arrest affidavit.
Source: Laredo Morning Times    Date: July 27, 2020

15 alleged gang members arrested in El Paso following yearlong investigation (El Paso, TX): Fifteen people have been arrested following a yearlong investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety. According to Texas DPS, those arrested were charged on suspicion of engaging in organized criminal activity and the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: July 22, 2020

Sheriff urges salary increases, says drugs, gangs threats to Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): Drugs and gang violence have permeated Lubbock County -- all parts of it -- according to the Sheriff's Office. To fight it, Sheriff Kelly Rowe advocated for more money for his department this next fiscal year.
Source: FOX 34 News    Date: July 13, 2020

Border agents nab 21 convicted felons, gang members in June (El Paso, TX): The Border Patrol closed the month of June with a balance of nine gang members and 12 people with aggravated felonies caught in the El Paso Sector. The gang members belong to five different criminal groups and the ex-cons have records that include drug offenses, criminal confinement, domestic battery and assault on a child under 12 years of age.
Source: KVEO-TV     Date: July 13, 2020

Police department inaugural gun violence report shows slight increase in violent offenses (Austin, TX): In its inaugural quarterly gun violence report, the Austin Police Department has recorded a slight increase in major violent offenses involving guns compared to the same time last year.
Source: Austin Monitor    Date: July 10, 2020

Warrant: Cocaine money may have been motive behind Smith County gang-related double shooting (Tyler, TX): Money owed from a drug deal may have been behind the shooting that left two brothers dead in Smith County last week. They were later identified as Justino Rosales-Betancourt, 32, and Jose Betancourt, 35.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: July 9, 2020

MS-13 gang member arrested in remote border area of California (El Paso, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a member of the notorious MS-13 gang Monday near the California-Mexico border. The 45-year-old Salvadoran is a documented member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang with a criminal history, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.
Source: Border Report    Date: July 8, 2020

Tyler man arrested for suspected gang-related murder that left two men dead (Tyler, TX): A Tyler man is behind bars on a murder charge for a Smith County shooting that left two Hispanic men dead last week. Ramiro Ortiz, 34, was booked Friday, July 3 for the deaths of Justino Rosales-Betancourt, 32, and Jose Betancourt, 35. He is being held on a $1.5 million bond.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: July 7, 2020

Fort Worth teen accused of involvement in 2 gang shootings will remain in detention (Fort Worth, TX): A Fort Worth teenager accused of being involved in two gang shootings in May will remain in juvenile detention, a judge ruled Monday after a three-minute virtual hearing.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 6, 2020

Jacksonville teenager arrested after weeks-long investigation involving East Texas Anti-Gang Center (Jacksonville, TX): A Jacksonville man is behind bars this morning after an early-morning bust by multiple agencies. According to a statement, Cayden Lyons, 17, was taken into custody in the 600 block of Nacogdoches Street around 4:45 a.m. Friday morning.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: July 3, 2020

3 gang members no longer charged with murder in connection to May 2 shooting death (Smith County, TX): Three gang members charged with murder for the shooting death of a man back in May will no longer be facing their original charges.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: July 1, 2020

Two men arrested for illegal weapon possession connected to gang activity (El Paso, TX): The El Paso Police Department arrested two men on Saturday morning in an operation aimed at gang activity. Neco Cawthorn, 19, and Jalen Daven Hasty, 26, were arrested on June 27 as suspected gang members with warrants for unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: June 29, 2020

RGV Border Patrol seizes over $3 million in drugs and a gang member (Edinburg, TX): On Saturday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station witnessed a raft loaded with several subjects and bundles of contraband cross the Rio Grande into the United States near Escobares, Texas.
Source: KVEO-TV 23 News    Date: June 29, 2020

Fatal shooting in Smith County believed to be gang-related (Smith County, TX): An early morning shooting has left two dead and another injured in Smith County on Monday. Deputies found the bodies of two Hispanic men in the front yard of a house. “They knew one another. They were or at least had a relationship in this manner. This is believed to be, i’m not going to go into detail about it, but it’s believed to be gang related,” said Sheriff Larry Smith.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: June 29, 2020

Victims identified in possible gang-related shooting in Smith County; suspect still at large (Smith County, TX): The victims of an early Monday morning shooting that left two dead and another injured in Smith County, have been identified, along with a suspect in the case.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: June 29, 2020

Reputed Crips suspect in El Paso soldier's gang-colors attack tied to shooting, AK-47 case (El Paso, TX): A young Fort Bliss soldier who thought he was only being fashionable by wearing a red bandanna ended up being the victim of a gang-related beating over colors, police say. New details in the gang colors assault case were revealed in criminal complaints filed by El Paso police gang investigators that were obtained by the El Paso Times.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 25, 2020

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