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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

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

East Side drive-by shooting leaves 1 in critical condition, 2 wounded (San Antonio, TX): At least one person is in critical condition and two others were wounded in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon on the East Side. San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said the shooting occurred at about 4:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Bailey Avenue. “I think we can safely say that it was gang-related,” McManus said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 26, 2019

Two suspected gang members arrested for allegedly bringing guns to Wagner High School (San Antonio, TX): Two men are behind bars, accused of bringing guns to a local high school. According to the arrest affidavit, Gerrell Jenkins, 18, and Ruben Mendez, 18, who are suspected members of ETG gang, drove to Wagner High School on Apr. 15 and walked into the cafeteria where they are approached by administrators.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: April 24, 2019

Names released from gang arrest sweep (Killeen, TX): Names of those caught up in last week's "Operation First Strike" operation targetting gangs in the Killeen area have been released. The large scale, three-day operation resulted in the arrest of 37 alleged violent offenders and fugitives.
Source:    Date: April 22, 2019

El Paso defies expectations of violence despite long history of gangs, experts say (El Paso, TX): Street-gang culture in El Paso dates back a hundred years, but the city does not have the levels of gang violence seen in other cities, criminologists said. El Paso is a "gang paradox" with lower levels of violent crime despite economic and other challenges, gang researchers said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 20, 2019

Third and final MS-13 gang member convicted in gruesome murder of Klein Forest student (Houston, TX): The third and final MS-13 gang member has been convicted in the brutal 2013 murder of a 16-year-old boy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 19, 2019

Killeen Police Department arrest 37, targeting gang members (Killeen, TX): Police wrapped up a large-scale, three-day gang enforcement operation Friday in the Killeen area labeled “Operation First Strike” resulting in “37 arrests of alleged violent offenders and fugitives,” the Killeen Police Department announced in a news release.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: April 19, 2019

Final defendant convicted in gruesome gang-related murder in Walker County (Walker County, TX): A 23-year-old El Salvadorian citizen has pleaded guilty for his role in a horrific gang slaying, admitting he and two others murdered a teenager in the Sam Houston National Forest, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Source: KBTX-TV3    Date: April 19, 2019

Federal, State and Local Authorities Arrest Seven San Antonio Eastside Bloods Gang Members and Associates on Drug Trafficking Charges (San Antonio, TX): In San Antonio and Austin this morning, federal, state and local authorities arrested seven members and associates of the Bloods gang on federal and state drug trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Houston Division; Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales; San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 18, 2019

Gang Unit Investigator Creates Boxing Program for Youth (Dallas, TX): A Dallas investigator spends his days tracking down some of the county's most dangerous gang members, and his evenings mentoring youth to keep them from heading down that path.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: April 18, 2019

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