Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Lubbock police make 2 arrests in connection to Tuesday night drive-by shooting (Lubbock, TX): The Lubbock Police Department along with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office and the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center were able to make two arrests in connection with a Tuesday night shooting.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: June 8, 2018

Alleged MS-13 gang member faces federal charges in machete death (Houston, TX): A third suspect appeared in federal court Friday following his murder indictment for the gruesome slaying of a fellow MS-13 gang member whose nearly decapitated body was found in Sam Houston National Forest five years ago.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 8, 2018

Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to be on watch for gang activity (Houston, TX): Between mischief and more dangerous activities, gang members can be difficult to spot, but the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to report possible signs of organized criminal activity in their neighborhoods.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 7, 2018

Business owners hope murals stop gang members from tagging buildings (Houston, TX): Victims tagged by gang graffiti claim they have a weapon to fight back. Their silencer is an art form so effective that the mayor’s office grabbed one for the city.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: June 6, 2018

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offenders, Gang Members in South Texas (Rio Grande City, TX): Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped sex offenders and gang members from making their way to their U.S. destinations over the weekend. During a four-day period, agents arrested four child molesters and three gang members after they illegally crossed the border.
Source: Breitbart    Date: June 5, 2018

Wichita Falls officials seek to add members to city's gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): More alleged gang members may soon have their activities restricted, if a petition by Wichita Falls officials to the court is approved. In a petition for permanent injunction filed last week in the 30th District Court, the state of Texas and city of Wichita Falls are seeking to add 18 people to the city's gang injunction, and extend the time another person will remain on the list.
Source: Times Record News    Date: June 4, 2018

10-year-old killed in drive-by shooting was victim of brother's gang rivalry, police say (San Antonio, TX): Police on Friday made a second arrest in the murder of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in a drive-by shooting on Thanksgiving Day.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 1, 2018

A convicted murderer and two confirmed gang members detained in the Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX): Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents continue to encounter criminalsAgents from the Rio GZrande Valley continue to encounter criminals and gang members attempting to enter the United States illegally. On Tuesday, agents assigned to the Fort Brown Border Patrol Station apprehended an adult male Honduran national near Brownsville, Texas.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: May 31, 2018

WF man arrested for gang injunction violation months before expiration (Wichita Falls, TX): A Wichita Falls man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon for violating the gang injunction. According to police, around 4 p.m. officers observed Wesley Swick, 29, who they say is known PLM gang member driving a vehicle with another alleged gang member inside.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: May 30, 2018

Six arrested for gang related assaults (Odessa, TX): Between the months of January 2018 and May 2018, Odessa Police investigated a series of assaults and shootings according to an affidavit out of Ector County.
Source: KMID Local News 2     Date: May 30, 2018

Lubbock Anti-Gang Center works to deter gang-related activity (Lubbock, TX): Multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies unveiled a new effort aimed at combating gang violence in Lubbock and around the South Plains.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: May 25, 2018

Juárez police arrest alleged gang leader accused of double-cross fueling Mexico violence (El Paso, TX): Juárez police arrested an alleged turncoat gang leader whose double-cross has fueled some of the recent bloodshed in the border city, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: May 25, 2018

MS-13 apprehensions at the border skyrocket (Houston, TX): Customs and Border Protection agents have apprehended more than four times as many MS-13 members so far this fiscal year than last year. In April, Channel 2's Jacob Rascon traveled to El Salvador, where MS-13 rules the streets with brutal force.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: May 23, 2018

Police: Teens who shot Fort Worth mother part of gang (Fort Worth, TX): Two teen boys have been arrested in the killing of a woman during a burglary at her home in west Fort Worth last week, police said Tuesday.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: May 22, 2018

Two injured during gang-related shooting in west Fort Worth, police say (Fort Worth, TX): Two people were wounded late Saturday at a west Fort Worth apartment complex in a shooting police described as gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 20, 2018

City to demolish 28 known drug and gang houses within weeks (Corpus Christi, TX): Dozens of Corpus Christi homes that have been linked to drug activity, prostitution and gang activity are being torn down. The Texas National Guard today began demolishing one house on the Westside today.
Source: KZTV 10 News    Date: May 14, 2018

South Austin Gang Member Draws 30-Year Prison Term In Killing (Austin, TX): A South Austin man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty in connection to a 2015 killing in Dove Springs, U.S. Department of Justice officials said.
Source: South Austin Patch    Date: May 11, 2018

Former gang member, HPD join forces to fight gang violence in Houston (Houston, TX): Houston has 353 gangs and nearly 20,000 documented gang members. That's four times the number of uniformed police officers.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: May 8, 2018

Inside the fight against MS-13 in Houston (Houston, TX): Not many days after MS-13 members killed Adan Huerta in El Salvador in 2017 for opening a barbershop without their permission, Huerta’s sister, Monica, in Houston, was told, “You’re next.” Four members of the gang in El Salvador and two in Houston sent Monica private Facebook messages warning her not to “get comfortable” because the “gringos” in the United States “can’t save you.”
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: May 6, 2018

Harris County DA will seek death penalty against MS-13 gang member (Harris County, TX): Omar Torres was already behind bars when he ordered the hit, police say. The suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested in June 2016 after the brutal slaying of Noe Mendez four months earlier. He could have been facing life in prison —but only if the teen slated to testify against him lived to tell the tale.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 4, 2018

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