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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:     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

Gang Members Sentenced (Port Arthur, TX): Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that the last defendants of the “12/24” street gang from Port Arthur pleaded guilty in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court.
Source: Cool 92.5    Date: June 23, 2020

Final defendants plead guilty in crimes linked to what D.A. calls violent PA street gang (Jefferson County, TX): From D.A. Bob Wortham - Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that the last defendants of the “12/24” street gang from Port Arthur pleaded guilty in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court. The “12/24” gang conducted multiple vehicle and home burglaries throughout mid and south Jefferson County in the summer of 2019.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: June 23, 2020

Law enforcement operation leads to the discovery of guns, drugs and money (Laredo, TX): A month-long law enforcement operation leads to the discovery of drugs, money and weapons at a central Laredo home. The seizure happened on Thursday, June 18th when officers with the Laredo Police Department Juvenile and Gang Enforcement Task Force along with DPS, and Special agents from Homeland Security executed a search warrant at a house at the 2400 block of Sanders.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: June 22, 2020

El Paso police officer receives state award for battling against gangs, organized crime (El Paso, TX): Each year, the Texas Gang Investigators Association recognizes two peace officers across the state for their outstanding contributions in the battle against gangs and organized crime. Officer Michael Balderrama with the El Paso Police Department Gang Unit received the 2020 TGIA Peace Officer Award.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: June 19, 2020

SWAT team raids home in far east El Paso, makes gang-related arrest (El Paso, TX): A police standoff came to an end Thursday afternoon in a far east El Paso neighborhood with a SWAT team storming a house and making a gang-related arrest.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: June 18, 2020

4 suspects arrested for 2017 drive-by shooting death of 4-year-old boy (San Antonio, TX): Four people have been arrested nearly three years after a drive-by shooting claimed the life of a 4-year-old San Antonio boy. De’Earlvion Whitley, remembered as a boy with a big heart who loves football, was killed after gunmen fired 65 shots into his home on July 19, 2017.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 16, 2020

Lufkin teenager with gang ties accused of shooting two people after argument over money (Lufkin, TX): A Lufkin man is behind bars after allegedly shooting two people over an argument about money. Local police say that 18-year-old Trevion Skillern was taken into custody around 4 p.m. on Monday. He is allegedly associated with the gang “Jaccobyworld” and is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: June 16, 2020

El Paso police: Gang members assault Fort Bliss soldier over bandanna color (El Paso, TX): A Fort Bliss soldier was allegedly jumped by gang members at a party for wearing the wrong color bandanna, El Paso police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 16, 2020

SAPD: Man killed in early morning shooting, likely 'drug or gang-related' (San Antonio, TX): One man is dead following an early morning shooting in the 1000 block of Ridgewood. According to an official with SAPD, it is believed that the shooting was likely 'drug or gang-related.'
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: June 15, 2020

Lubbock Anti-Gang Task Force arrest man after crash, foot pursuit (Lubbock, TX): Law enforcement officials say a wanted gang member was arrested following a crash that ended with a foot pursuit early Friday afternoon in Central Lubbock.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: June 12, 2020

Mexican gang member arrested trying to cross into US near Clint, Border Patrol says (El Paso, TX): A gang member from a “notorious Mexican gang” was arrested as he tried to illegally enter the U.S. near Clint, U.S. Border Patrol officials said. Agents found three people submerged in a canal, hiding as they tried to illegally enter the country, Border Patrol officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 9, 2020

Lubbock Anti-Gang Center arrests 3 gang members after chase Tuesday (Lubbock, TX): On 06-02-2020 at approximately 4:25pm the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center arrested three known gang members (Abraham Akendeu 21 years of age, Seadron Salazar 18 years of age, and Izaya Lozano 20 years of age) after they evaded Investigators in a motor vehicle.
Source:    Date: June 2, 2020

BCSO ramps up East Side presence after gang activity, violent crime increase (Bexar County, TX): The Bexar County Sheriff's Office continues to increase its presence on the East Side in an effort to reduce violent crime in the area, Sheriff Javier Salazar said during a news conference Tuesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 27, 2020

Woman shot in the face in SW Houston, police believe it could be gang related (Houston, TX): A woman was shot in the face in southwest Houston early Wednesday morning, and now police are wondering if it could be connected to other criminal activity.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: May 27, 2020

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