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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

Fort Worth City Leaders Exploring Programs to Lower Gun, Gang Violence (Fort Worth, TX): Leaders from the city of Fort Worth are looking at two anti-crime programs currently utilized in other cities in an attempt to curb violence crimes. "What it comes down to is group violence intervention, specifically gun violence," said Fort Worth Deputy Chief Neil Noakes.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: August 23, 2019

3 dead, 2 injured in related Houston shootings (Houston, TX): Three people were killed and two others injured Friday in separate but connected shootings in southeast Houston. A shooter in a white Chevrolet Impala opened fire on a crowd of at least four people in and around a Pontiac sedan the 4900 block of Southwind Street in Houston's South Park neighborhood around 12:30 p.m. Bullets struck four people on Southwind, one of whom collapsed and died in the middle of the small, tree-lined residential street, according to Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Pete Lopez.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 23, 2019

Commander Of Dallas Police Gang Unit Says Juvenile Gang Affiliation On The Rise (Dallas, TX): When a 9-year-old girl was killed in an East Dallas shooting last week, Dallas Police identified the suspect as a known gang member. The arrest would be the latest incident involving child shooting victims and accused gunmen affiliated with Dallas gangs.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: August 21, 2019

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Announces Task Force to Reduce Violent Crime (Dallas, TX): Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says he's launching a task force, his first, aimed at reducing violent crime throughout the city. They mayor said the citizens of Dallas cannot ask the police department to do it all and that the task force will not rely exclusively on law enforcement to curb violent crime, which has increased roughly 18% compared to 2018.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: August 19, 2019

BP claims 55 gang members arrested in near ten-month span (Laredo, TX): Through mid-July, U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested 55 criminal gang members in the Laredo Sector, according to fiscal year numbers.
Source: Laredo Morning Times    Date: August 18, 2019

9-year-old girl killed in gang-related shooting in Old East Dallas, police say (Dallas, TX): A 9-year-old girl was killed Wednesday evening when someone fired into an apartment in Old East Dallas in a gang-related shooting, police say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 15, 2019

Known gang member accused of killing teen with AR-15 in custody (San Antonio, TX): Converse Police have arrested the gang member suspected of shooting a teen in the face and killing him.
Source: News 4 San Antonio    Date: August 13, 2019

Two undocumented immigrants from El Salvador arrested in MS-13 killing at Missouri City park (Ford Bend County, TX): After being chased, beaten and eventually shot in the shoulder, 16-year-old Eduardo Eguia jumped into a small lake in a remote area of Missouri City’s Buffalo Run park and tried to escape by swimming to safety. The small band of MS-13 gang members who’d ambushed Eguia and another teen watched briefly but ran when they saw the flashlights of approaching police officers, according to Fort Bend County court records.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 9, 2019

PAPD: Drive-by shooting gang-related; likely target not cooperating (Port Arthur, TX): Police in Port Arthur believe last month’s drive-by shooting that left a 4-year-old injured in the El Vista area was gang related. But a stalemate has arisen in the case. “The person we believe was the target is not cooperating,” Port Arthur Police Det. Lakiesha Thomas said.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: August 7, 2019

TAG: More than 70 gangs in Lubbock, numbers increased within last two years (Lubbock, TX): Following past trends, the Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG) has had a busy summer investigating gang activity in Lubbock. “Summer is our busiest time, that’s when we’re responding to the most calls and conducting the most investigations,” said Sgt. Jared Oliver, with the Texas Anti-Gang Center.
Source: KLBK News    Date: August 6, 2019

Surprising signs your kid could be in a gang (Houston, TX): Clown faces. Red shoe laces. The Houston skyline. The Texans logo. A dog paw. It might look like a random list, but It’s not. These are all symbols worn by Houston-area gangs. And parents need to pay attention.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: August 2, 2019

Volunteer group receives funding to remove gang, trafficking tattoos on juveniles (Corpus Christi, TX): For two years, the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Volunteers have worked to help kids and teens behind bars who have been physically marked by their bleak past. President Becky Mohat said they wanted to implement a tattoo removal program but never had enough money.
Source: KIII 3 News    Date: July 31, 2019

Reported San Antonio Gang Member Allegedly Raped Teen Girl with Autism (San Antonio, TX): David Ezquerra of San Antonio is in police custody after an accusation of rape from a teen girl. Ezequerra was arrested Wednesday night, after a 17-year-old girl who has autism called police on July 7 and said he raped her.
Source: San Antonio Current    Date: July 26, 2019

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