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Gang member named 'Danger' sentenced for shooting, killing teen who didn't want to fight (San Antonio, TX): Adam Anthony Morales has been sentenced for the killing of teenager Harvey Lozano in 2016. Police said Morales, who goes by the gang name 'Danger,' approached Lozano at a gas station, asking him what gang he belongs to.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: July 11, 2019

Border Patrol arrests wanted 18th Street gang member (San Antonio, TX): Border Patrol agents stationed near Laredo arrested a wanted gang member last week. Agents responded to a concerned citizen's report June 28 of two possible undocumented immigrants walking on a street near a vehicle bailout in Hebbronville, Texas.
Source: News 4 San Antonio    Date: July 5, 2019

Evidence found in minivan links man to gang-related slaying (San Antonio, TX): A minivan was the key to making an arrest in the murder of a 36-year-old man whose body was found dumped in early January. On Tuesday, San Antonio police arrested Paul Gutierrez, 42, in connection with the slaying of Edward Beltran, 36.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: July 2, 2019

Two local rappers hope to inspire gang members to put down their guns (San Antonio, TX): Two local rappers are hoping to inspire San Antonio gang members to put down their guns, and stop the violence.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: June 21, 2019

Local judge to launch new youth gang court (San Antonio, TX): A new judge is stepping in, hoping to make a dent in the youth gang problems plaguing Bexar County. Judge Carlos Quezada, of the 289th Judicial District, hopes a new youth gang court program will help cut down on an increasing number of teens passing though the criminal court system who are in gangs.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 19, 2019

Former football standout on probation for murder in deadly gang-related drive-by shooting arrested on drug charges in Forney (Forney, TX): A former football standout on probation for a murder charge in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting was arrested earlier this month on drug charges in Forney.
Source: inForney.com    Date: June 17, 2019

Documented gang member from Longview in jail on gun charge, immigration hold (Longview, TX): A 20-year-old Longview man whom police describe as a documented gang member is behind bars. Mario Luis Perez was being held Monday in the Gregg County Jail on $30,500 in bonds and an Immigration and Naturalization Service detainer.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: June 17, 2019

Border officials see an increase in gang member apprehensions (Alredo, TX): Customs and Border Protection agents report an uptick in the number of gang members trying to make it across our border. This year alone, the number of apprehensions is more than forty. Agents say the gang members are usually found along the riverbanks trying to make their way into the country.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: June 13, 2019

2 men arrested in gang-related, drive-by shooting in SW Bexar County (San Antonio, TX): Two men were arrested and a third suspect is being sought in connection with a gang-related, drive-by shooting at a home in southwest Bexar County, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 11, 2019

Kim Ogg says she will use asset forfeiture funds for crime prevention programs (Houston, TX): Days after police detailed an ongoing gang war in south Houston, the county’s top prosecutor said she plans to funnel money seized from criminals into intervention programs in afflicted communities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 8, 2019

‘Gang war’ spreads in southeast Houston with dozens killed in recent years (Houston, TX): Two aspiring rappers saw their dreams cut short when they were fatally shot through the windows of a Mercedes-Benz. A big-talking teenager fell dead without a fight, hit by a barrage of bullets outside his River Oaks high school. An 8-year-old died after rounds blasted through the car as he waited for his mother to finish a trip to the nail salon.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 7, 2019

Crime is down in Wichita Falls, despite recent violence (Wichita Falls, TX): After last nights tragic shooting, Wichita Falls Police department says this year’s rates for violent crimes are down. “We are actually at a 7.5% decrease in reported crime compared to this last time from January one to June six compared to last year,” said Sargent McClure.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: June 7, 2019

Tomball man is 5th person charged in MS-13 slaying of rival gang member, was reported lookout (Houston, TX): A fifth person has been charged in the MS-13-linked killing of a rival gang member, who was found shot and hacked to death with a machete near a Spring ISD elementary school.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 6, 2019

‘Everyone carries a gun.’ 3 dead in one month as gang feud reignites in Fort Worth. (Fort Worth, TX): A decade-old gang feud has flared up in Fort Worth, leaving three people dead in 10 shootings in the past month. Among the victims: 19-year-old Briuna Harps, who just finished her first year of pre-med classes and was headed to Atlanta to spend the summer with her dad. But first, she stopped by the Autumn Chase Apartments to see her sister.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 6, 2019

Houston teen charged with third murder in ongoing gang war (Houston, TX): A Houston teen charged in the slaying of a Lamar High School student is suspected in five other killings, part of a deadly gang war that has resulted in more than 50 deaths since 2011, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 6, 2019

His daughter was an innocent victim of apparent gang violence. Now he's offering a reward (Fort Worth, TX): A father is offering a $2,000 cash reward after his teenage daughter was shot and killed in an apparent incident of gang violence in Fort Worth. Briuna Lafaye Harps was visiting her cousin May 17 at an apartment complex in southeast Fort Worth when she found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: June 6, 2019

Judge Sets $2.25M Bond For Gang Member Accused In 3 Murders (Houston, TX): A reputed gang member who is accused of taking part in at least three murders, and suspected in three other murders appeared in a Houston courtroom for a bond hearing on Wednesday.
Source: Houston Patch    Date: June 6, 2019

Rival gang members risk their lives to get baptized together in Texas maximum-security prison (Anderson County, TX): A Texas megachurch has seen incredible things happen since planting a church inside the state's largest maximum-security prison six months ago. But what happened last week was a first in the history of the prison.
Source: FOX News    Date: June 5, 2019

Accused Houston gang member facing 3 murder charges (Houston, TX): An accused gang member tied to six homicides appeared before a judge Wednesday for a bond hearing. A judge set bond for 19-year-old Kendrick Johnson at $2.25 million.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: June 5, 2019

Houston man accused in ongoing gang war charged with third murder (Houston, TX): A 19-year-old Houston man linked to a string of crimes in an ongoing gang war now faces a third murder charge. Kendrick Johnson is accused in the Nov. 23 shooting death of Javen Robinson, according to court records filed Tuesday night. He will appear in court on the new charge Wednesday morning.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 5, 2019

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