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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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Austin PD Implements New Strategies to Tackle Downtown Crime Spike (Austin, TX): Austin’s new $4.2 billion budget fulfills the requests of public safety leaders to add 30 more police officers to the force. While there are still a number of vacancies in the department, police leaders argued the funding is still necessary to put toward other initiatives, like the new staffing changes in the downtown area command that began on August 1.
Source: Spectrum News     Date: September 13, 2019

17 gang members and associates arrested in central Texas (Gonzalez, TX): Federal, state and local authorities have arrested 17 members and associates of the Texas Syndicate in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking operation in central Texas announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw, and Gonzales Police Chief Tim Crow.
Source: The Gonzalez Inquirer    Date: September 12, 2019

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender, MS-13 Gang Member (Eagle Pass, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass arrested a convicted sex offender and a confirmed MS-13 gang member this week. “Agents are making significant criminal arrests along the border and we’ll seek prosecution of these individuals accordingly,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “U.S. Border Patrol agents remain vigilant and committed to safeguarding our communities.”
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: September 12, 2019

Final arrest in Houston gang shooting that killed innocent man (Houston, TX): Nearly two years ago, a southeast Houston neighborhood was terrorized by four young men, all gang members according to detectives.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: September 11, 2019

Teen arrested in shooting that wounded one near El Paso High School (El Paso, TX): El Paso police gang investigators have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused in a shooting near El Paso High School last month.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 11, 2019

Wichita Falls PD: Liquor store owner gets in shootout with gang members invading his home (Wichita Falls, TX): A Wichita Falls man and his wife closed the liquor store they have owned 25 years like they normally do at 9 p.m. and drove home, only to immediately be faced with armed gang members invading their home through the garage, according to court documents.
Source: Times Record News    Date: September 11, 2019

Suspected Houston gang member pleads to gun charges from rap video (Houston, TX): A man pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to unlawfully possess a firearm as a felon after appearing in a music video promoting gangs in Houston, prosecutors announced Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 9, 2019

Texas Syndicate gang members arrested after meth, heroin bust (San Antonio, TX): Seventeen Texas Syndicate gang members living across Central Texas were arrested after federal authorities uncovered a methamphetamine and heroin trafficking operation, according to a news release.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: September 8, 2019

Third MS-13 gang member sentenced in machete slaying at Sam Houston National Forest (Houston, TX): The third of a trio of defendants was sentenced in Houston federal court Friday in the gruesome slaying of a former friend and fellow MS-13 gang member whose nearly decapitated body was discovered in Sam Houston National Forest six years ago.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 6, 2019

Last gang member gets prison in 2013 Texas machete slaying (Houston, TX): The last defendant in the 2013 gang-related machete death of a 16-year-old boy in a forest near Houston must serve more than 38 years in federal prison.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 6, 2019

Killer in Thanksgiving Day drive-by that left 10-year-old girl dead sentenced to 40 years in prison (San Antonio, TX): Emotions ran high during the sentencing hearing for Cody Gann, who was sentenced to 40 years in prison as part of a plea deal in the 2017 murder of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: September 6, 2019

HPD: Deadly shooting at downtown Houston apartment (Houston, TX): Police believe gang and drug activity are likely the motives behind a shooting inside a downtown Houston apartment building.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: September 4, 2019

Gang Member Pleads Guilty After Ballistic Database Links His Guns to Four Drive-By Shootings (Dallas, TX): A gang member involved in several drive-by shootings in Dallas pleaded guilty today to multiple gun and drug charges, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 3, 2019

Man pleads guilty for killing 10-year-old girl in Thanksgiving gang-related shooting (San Antonio, TX): A volley of shots from an assault rifle ripped into a home on Harwood Drive on Thanksgiving Day morning in 2017, killing Delilah Hernandez, 10, as she watched TV in her bedroom.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: September 3, 2019

Border Patrol apprehends 29 illegal immigrants and MS-13 gang member (Laredo, TX): Border Patrol agents find nearly 30 illegal immigrants during two separate incidents, one of whom was a gang member. The first incident happened on August 28th when agents at the Hebbronville Station apprehended 18 illegal immigrants just north of Hebbronville.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: September 1, 2019

Texas Anti-Gang center arrests suspect on Top 10 Wanted Gang Member List (Lubbock, TX): The Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Center is announcing the arrest of a TAG Top 10 Most Wanted Gang Fugitive. Donald Charles Gonzales, 39, AKA “D Lo” was located and arrested by TAG Investigators in the 5700 block of 35th Street.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: August 30, 2019

Known gang member arrested, accused of injuring man at Corpus Christi bar (Corpus Christi, TX): A U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force arrested a 41-year-old known gang member accused of punching a man at a Corpus Christi bar, documents show. Raymond Rivera had a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: August 28, 2019

New Dallas ISD Police Chief John Lawton: ‘We Have To Create Environment Where People Feel Safe So They Can Learn’ (Dallas, TX): On the rear side of Spence Middle School’s north central campus in Dallas, hundreds of students wander through a bottle neck of bodies, looking for buses to board, parents to arrive or siblings to walk with as the school day comes to a close.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: August 27, 2019

How tattooed Nueces County District Attorney is helping remove gang, trafficking tattoos (Nueces County, TX): Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez isn't shy about his tattoos. He has several all over his body. So, when the District Attorney's Office presented a check to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Volunteers Inc. for a tattoo removal machine, he felt the need to explain.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: August 26, 2019

Teen will face capital murder charge in shooting death of 67-year-old man (Dallas, TX): The mother told detectives her son is part of street gang that commits robberies, authorities say.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: August 25, 2019

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