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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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Houston MS-13 leader arrested in 2018 killing over rap battle dispute (Houston, TX): A suspected MS-13 leader in Houston was apprehended in the death of a rival gang member he worked with and whom he ordered a hit on for disparaging the transnational syndicate during a rap battle, according to authorities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 29, 2019

Two dead, one wounded in gang-related shooting near San Antonio police officers (San Antonio, TX): Two young men are dead following a triple shooting near San Antonio police officers in the city’s East Side. One person died on the scene Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Hays and Lockhart, and the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office has confirmed that a second person died at the hospital. One was 16-years-old, the other was 20.
Source: KTSA News    Date: May 29, 2019

Minister Offers Fort Worth Church for Warring Gangs to Declare Truce (Fort Worth, TX): A Fort Worth minister is offering his church as a neutral meeting ground for warring gangs to declare a truce after a recent uptick in violence. "Absolutely, I'm not afraid of my own babies," said Rev. Kyev Tatum, pastor at New Mount Rose Baptist Church. "We're asking them to stand down. Come in. Let's talk this out. Don't shoot it out."
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: May 27, 2019

Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Center arrest 10 in street level gang suppression operation (Lubbock, TX): On Thursday, May 23rd, investigators with the Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Center conducted a street level gang suppression operation to locate individuals with suspected involvement in narcotics, weapons trafficking and other violent crimes.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: May 24, 2019

DEA: Drug raids net 25 arrests of drug traffickers with ties to Tango Orejon (San Antonio, TX): The Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday conducted a series of raids throughout San Antonio in what the agency is calling a targeted strike on known drug traffickers. Will Glaspey, special agent in charge for the DEA's Houston Division said officials apprehended 25 people with ties to one of San Antonio's most active violent street gangs, Tango Orejon.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: May 21, 2019

Federal Judge Grants Upward Variance and Gives Gang Member with Multiple Priors Significant Prison Sentence (Houston, TX): A 38-year old Houston resident and documented 59 Bounty Hunters criminal street gang member has been ordered to federal prison for multiple convictions, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 20, 2019

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Releases Summer Crime Reduction Plan In Midst Of Spike In Murders (Dallas, TX): The city of Dallas has seen a spike in its murder rate. Twenty-three murders so far in May. It comes as Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall is releasing a Summer Crime Reduction Plan.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: May 20, 2019

Suspects in fatal shooting of Lamar HS student planned killing over social media, prosecutor says (Houston, TX) : Two men accused in what authorities believe was the gang-related slaying of a Lamar High School student had messaged each other on social media in advance to discuss the logistics of the planned killing, according to a state prosecutor.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 20, 2019

Second teen charged in 2018 gang-related shooting death (Houston, TX): De’Lindsey Mack was a senior at Lamar High when he was shot to death a block from the school as he was waiting for a ride last November. In March, Kendrick Johnson was charged in Mack's death.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: May 18, 2019

Local police department breaks down hybrid gang activity (Kirby, TX): As the culture continues to change, local police departments say gang activity is transforming, as well. Detective Jason Rendon, with the Kirby Police Department, said the new gangs are called hybrid gangs, which are mainly made up of teenagers.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: May 17, 2019

MS-13 gang member arrested near Laredo orphanage (Laredo, TX): Border Patrol agents say they have arrested a self-proclaimed MS-13 gang member. According to officials, agents received a call for an undocumented immigrant near an orphanage in south laredo.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: May 17, 2019

Barfly shooting trial day 6: Investigator testifies as defense accuses victim of gang involvement (El Paso, TX): An investigator specializing in the Barrio Azteca gang continued his testimony on Friday, the sixth day of the murder trial for the man accused in the deadly 2017 shooting outside Barfly.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: May 17, 2019

Gang unit officer testifies in Moises Galvan trial (El Paso, TX): The trial continued Thursday for Moises Galvan, who is accused of shooting and killing Rogelio “RJ” Franco outside a bar in east El Paso in 2017. At Thursday's court session, the defense counsel mentioned a gang-related tattoo that was found on the victim’s body.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: May 16, 2019

Gang member behind bars after leading Merkel & Tye police on multi-city chase (Merkel, TX): A known gang member is behind bars after leading Merkel police on a chase through several cities. According to Chief Phillip Conklin, Officer Brett Siegfried attempted a traffic stop at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday.
Source: KTXS 12 News    Date: May 14, 2019

South Texas ICE deportation officers remove previously deported Salvadoran gang member wanted for aggravated homicide and other criminal charges (San Antonio, TX): A previously deported Salvadoran man – who is a known 18th Street gang member wanted in his home country for aggravated homicide, aggravated robbery, deprivation of liberty – was removed Thursday by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: May 10, 2019

Tracking reports of fights, drugs and gangs at Houston-area schools (Houston, TX): A Houston mother's worst fears were confirmed when video surfaced on social media showing her daughter being attacked in the hallway of her middle school. Sharee Henderson said the seeds of the fight were planted months before the confrontation.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: May 9, 2019

Alief residents shaken by rise in murders and gang violence (Houston, TX): "We've heard some 'Pop, pop, pops' at night, so it's got kind of bad lately." Sitting on the porch, talking with Alief residents like James Hoffman, you can get a lot of insight.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: May 3, 2019

Continuance granted for suspect in string of shootings in Smith County (Tyler, TX): An East Texas man arrested in connection to a string of shootings was back in court on Thursday morning. Kristian Perdomo, 25, is charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: May 2, 2019

Gang-affiliated inmate jumped in high-security area of jail, sources say (San Antonio, TX): An inmate at the Bexar County Jail was assaulted Wednesday by three other inmates, the Sheriff's Office confirmed. According to Johnny Garcia, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, the inmate was attacked by three other inmates who were also being held in a high-security facility for gang members.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: May 1, 2019

25 years ago, Fort Worth jail inmates forged a gang truce they say made a difference (Fort Worth, TX): Sunday there was a gathering in east Fort Worth that was a cross between a concert, a party, a picnic, a commemoration of peace and a remembrance of war.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 29, 2019

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