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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

An innocent college student died in reignited Fort Worth gang feud (Fort Worth, TX): Feud between the Texas Bloods and Crips reignited with 10 shootings in May. Three are dead, including Briuna Harps, a 19-year-old college student who was not involved with any gang.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 5, 2019

ICE Houston arrests 23 gang members, associates during operation targeting MS-13 (Houston, TX): Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston – along with various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies – arrested 23 gang members and gang associates during a 26-day surge operation targeting MS-13 gang members in the Houston area, which ended May 31. Thirteen of those arrested during this operation are confirmed MS-13 gang members or gang associates.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: June 4, 2019

121 people arrested through gang suppression operation (Lubbock, TX): Texas Anti-Gang investigators arrested 121 people during a four-day gang suppression operation last week. The multi-agency operation targeted known gang members with outstanding warrants for violent and drug-related crimes, according to a news release from the TAG Center. Along with the 121 arrests, 239 arrest warrants were cleared and 25 new gang members were identified.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: June 3, 2019

SAPD asks community to help with cracking down on gang activity (San Antonio, TX): The San Antonio Police Department is asking for community involvement in an effort to crack down on gang activity. “You’ll hear from (William) McManus on several occasions (saying) that you cannot arrest the problem away,” said Officer Doug Greene, a spokesperson for SAPD. According to Greene, gang activity is happening in every part of the city and it’s coming in waves.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: May 31, 2019

Woman arrested, charged with evidence tampering in Lubbock murder case (Lubbock, TX): Texas Anti-Gang investigators have arrested another person in connection to the murder of 27-year-old Luis Martinez. Those investigators were looking for 23-year-old Melinda Rodriguez. She was believed to have witnessed the murder of Martinez on May 25.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: May 31, 2019

Fourth arrest made in MS-13 field killing near Harris County elementary (Harris County, TX): A fourth arrest has been made in the MS-13-linked killing of a rival gang member whose decomposing body was found next to a Harris County elementary school.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 30, 2019

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