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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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Gang member trying to run over 5 Fort Worth officers crashes into 8 cars, police say (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member tried to run over five Fort Worth officers and hit eight parked cars in an attempt to evade them in his apartment's parking lot Friday night, police say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 1, 2018

HISD assistant principal shares inspirational story: From gang life to new role (Houston, TX): Tristan Love is one of Houston ISD's youngest assistant principals ever. It's an astonishing accomplishment, considering the 26-year-old was once an active gang member.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: March 31, 2018

Acevedo vows gang crackdown after 11 kids have been slain in 16 months (Houston, TX): Angered by the gun deaths of 11 children in the last 16 months, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Thursday vowed to crack down on city gang members and team up with prosecutors to aggressively pursue gun violators.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 29, 2018

1 injured during SE Houston gang-related shooting, police say (Houston, TX): One person was injured in a gang-related shooting in southeast Houston on Wednesday night, Houston police said. Police said the shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. Authorities said two different gangs were involved in the shooting near a house on Burma Road.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: March 28, 2018

Former gang member shares his story living under a gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): A former gang member is sharing his story about why he believes gang injunctions can keep those on the list from turning their life around. Monday police and an attorney shared their views on gang injunctions in Wichita Falls following news of a judge ordering Los Angeles to remove nearly all its injunctions.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 21, 2018

Gang member, ex-Euless Trinity lineman, on trial in Hurst woman's killing (Fort Worth, TX): In 2005, George E. Folau basked in the glory of a state football championship as a lineman for Euless Trinity High School.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 19, 2018

Alleged MS-13 member in Maryland accused of ordering gang hits in Houston (Houston, TX): An alleged MS-13 member accused of ordering gang hits in Houston - and listening over the phone as underlings carried them out - was indicted Wednesday in Maryland as part of a sweeping case against at least a dozen members of the bloody street gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2018

HPD: MS-13 gang member kidnaps 14-year-old, leads police on chase (Houston, TX): A gang member is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase in east Houston on Tuesday, police say. The Houston Police Department said they obtained an arrest warrant for a MS 13 gang suspect who kidnapped a 14-year-old.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: March 13, 2018

Alleged Barrio Azteca gang members arrested during "Operation Heroin Battle" (El Paso, TX): Investigators arrested 17 alleged Barrio Azteca gang members during a roundup this week, said officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety during a news conference Thursday.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: March 1, 2018

MS-13 was two minutes from execution when police intervened in Houston, charges say (Houston, TX): A member of the MS-13 street gang narrowly avoided being executed by other gang members earlier this month, his life likely saved by police who intercepted gang phone calls, according to court records filed in Harris County.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 27, 2018

Corpus Christi tattoo shop says it won't do murder suspect's tattoo removal for free (Corpus Christi, TX): A Corpus Christi tattoo parlor disputes claims made in court filings it would remove a murder suspect's tattoos for free.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: February 26, 2018

U.S. Marshals Arrest Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Attempted Murder (Austin, TX): U.S. Marshalls arrested two illegal alien MS-13 gang members in Austin, Texas, as part of a Lone Star Fugitive Task Force operation.
Source: Breitbart    Date: February 26, 2018

‘What happened to Austin?’ This one-handed barber has a story to tell (Austin, TX): On the door of Austin’s Most Wanted, a no-frills barbershop in an industrial strip off Burleson Road in Southeast Austin, a muscular character with an impeccable fade smirks through prison bars he bends like rubber bands. Inside, Lawrence “Lench” Martinez efficiently wields his clippers to help his clients achieve similar swag.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: February 22, 2018

Austin gang members plead guilty in killing of 16-year-old (Austin, TX): Three members of the street gang Dove Spring Gangsters have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to the 2015 killing of a teenager whose body was found along Onion Creek, according to court documents.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: February 20, 2018

Jury sentences MS-13 gang member to 99 years for fatal SW Houston shooting (Houston, TX): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 99 years in prison for a fatal shooting, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 20, 2018

Texas' most violent gang network threatens rapper over San Antonio show (San Antonio, TX): A local bar has hired additional security for an upcoming concert after members of San Antonio's most violent gang network threatened one of the rappers scheduled to perform.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 19, 2018

Gang members plead guilty to federal charges in death of South Austin teenager (Austin, TX): Three gang members have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to the shooting death of a teenager in South Austin in 2015.
Source: CBS Austin    Date: February 19, 2018

Gang graffiti has law enforcement on alert in Fort Bend County (Mission Bend, TX): Vandalism in Fort Bend County has law enforcement there on alert. "I was shocked, I was a little concerned," said Fort Bend Co. Pct. 3 Constable Wayne Thompson when he saw a picture of a white wall covered with what appeared to be gang graffiti.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: February 14, 2018

Two Violent YNB Stretch Gang Members Admit to Drug and Firearm Charges (Dallas, TX): Kris Landon Green, aka “#5,” 20, and Marcus Jackson, aka “Marty-Mar,” 23, both of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Rebecca Rutherford to their role in a drug distribution group that operated within an area referred to as the “2600 Money Block” (4500 block of Maple Avenue in Dallas, Texas), announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 14, 2018

Gang member claims to be male stripper, has $55K, Rolexes seized by Houston Police (Houston, TX): A routine arrest warrant served by Houston Police officers last month ended with nearly $55,000 in cash and multiple pieces of jewelry being seized from a man who told police he worked as a male stripper, but who court records show is a documented gang member.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 7, 2018

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