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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Three of top 10 most wanted gang fugitives in Lubbock arrested by Texas Anti-Gang Center (Lubbock, TX): In just more than 24 hours, Texas Anti-Gang Center investigators arrested three men on the ‘TAG Top 10 Wanted Gang Fugitives’ list. The list is comprised of documented gang members known to be violent who have outstanding warrants for their arrest.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: December 7, 2018

Border Patrol Arrests Gang Members and Sex Offenders in the Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested five gang members and two child predators in one day. Early Tuesday morning, Rio Grande City agents working near Fronton, Texas, apprehended a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, records checks revealed that the man is an 18th Street gang member.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: December 7, 2018

Teen violence topic of meeting between Houston mayor and high school students (Houston, TX): The students didn’t hold back. A group of about 20 Jack Yates High School students wearing jeans and sneakers sat on either side of Mayor Sylvester Turner in the school’s TV room Wednesday afternoon. Alongside suited-up school and public officials, the Yates campus was one of the Houston schools Turner has visited in response to a letter a Lamar High School student - worried about recent school violence - had written him in November.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 5, 2018

Police investigate gang-related shooting near TCU in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Police were investigating a gang-related shooting in Fort Worth on Tuesday night. After being called to the 2000 block of Frazier Avenue at 6:57 p.m., multiple police officers set up cones and blocked off a section of the street.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: December 4, 2018

Border Patrol Arrest Gang Members (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members in separate incidents. Monday, McAllen agents working near Los Ebanos, Texas, apprehended a Honduran national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, records checks revealed that the man is an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang with an extensive criminal history.
Source:     Date: December 4, 2018

Border Patrol agents arrest two 18th Street Gang members (Laredo, TX): Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector arrest two men believed to members of the 18th Street Gang. According to Border patrol, the first arrest happened on November 25th when agents found six illegal immigrants hiding at a ranch near Hebbronville.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: November 28, 2018

Longview man and known gang member returned to Smith County, arrested in Longview on warrant from Tyler (Tyler, TX): A Longview man arrested by the Longview Police Department on an outstanding warrant out of Tyler for engaging in organized criminal activity has been transferred back to Smith County.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: November 28, 2018

How to recognize Houston area gang signs and symbols (Houston, TX): In the wake of the shooting death of a high school student last week, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Houston was in the middle of an ongoing gang war.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 21, 2018

MS-13 gang members deported from Houston by ICE agents (Houston, TX): Houston federal immigration agents have deported five undocumented fugitives including four MS-13 gang members wanted for serious crimes in El Salvador including murder and kidnapping, the agency confirmed.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 21, 2018

Mother warned police about gang threats to Lamar HS student De’Lindsey Mack in 2016 (Houston, TX): As a Houston family buried their son — slain Lamar High School student De’Lindsey Mack — police reports revealed that his mother warned police at least twice that a gang was threatening him.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 20, 2018

BCSO: Man arrested in connection to gang-related robbery (bexar County, TX): Bexar County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Saturday accused of robbing his friend at gunpoint. Jayden Untz, 18, was charged with aggravated robbery, jail records showed.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 19, 2018

"There's a gang war going on right now in Houston," says police chief (Houston, TX): One high school student is dead and another two men injured after what police believe to be separate, possibly gang-related shootings this week in Houston.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 16, 2018

Border Patrol Arrest More Gang Members (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members over the course of the past week.
Source:     Date: November 16, 2018

Former MS-13 member claims: "MS-13 is not the most violent gang in the world" (San Antonio, TX): They are one of the most notorious drug gangs, but as one former member of MS-13 tells Fox San Antonio -- they're not the most violent. It was initially a way to be protected. Young Salvadorian boys, immigrants to the U.S. looking for a family out on the violent streets of Los Angeles.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: November 14, 2018

Experts Ask For Proactive Attitude To Curb Youth Gun Violence In Houston (Houston, TX): An 18 year-old high school student was violently killed with a firearm this week in Houston and experts in gun violence told Houston Matters Wednesday that providing more safety for youths will take a proactive involvement of all Houstonians.
Source: Houston Public Media    Date: November 14, 2018

List: Common warning signs of gang involvement, tips for parents (Houston, TX): With the recent deadly shooting near Lamar High School being blamed on gang violence, some parents are concerned about their children getting involved with gangs.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: November 14, 2018

Grand jury indicts man in 2017 gang-related Killeen shooting (Bell County, TX): A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a man Killeen police say incited a juvenile to shoot at a man and his family in a convenience store parking lot in 2017.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: November 14, 2018

18-year-old killed and 15-year-old grazed by bullet identified as Lamar HS students (Houston, TX): The murder of a Lamar High School student near school Tuesday afternoon was the latest killing in a gang war, according to law enforcement sources.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 14, 2018

Pregnant and fleeing MS-13 (San Antonio, TX): Thousands of Central Americans are crossing the Texas border, looking for safety. Many asking for asylum are running away from gangs like MS-13. We spoke to a young Guatemalan pregnant mother who is waiting to cross in Matamoros or go back where the gang has threatened to kill her if she didn’t pay.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: November 14, 2018

A closer look at gang crimes in River Oaks (Houston, TX): River Oaks is not exactly the neighborhood where you would expect to see gang activity. But Tuesday afternoon, residents of the community were shocked when they learned an 18-year-old Lamar High School student was killed in a possible gang-related shooting.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: November 13, 2018

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