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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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Magna man will serve 32 years to life in prison for gang murder as teen (Salt Lake City, UT): A Magna man charged at age 17 with gunning down a gang rival in his driveway will serve at least 32 years and up to life in prison. Now 19, Joe Perez was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years to life for the murder of Carlos Martinez, 40. The sentence carries a five-year gang enhancement and a one-year weapons enhancement, and was merged with two convictions for discharge of a firearm, a first-degree felony, according to court records.
Source: KSL News    Date: February 28, 2017

Utah man sentenced to prison for gang-related murder (Salt Lake City, UT): A man who shot and killed a Magna man two years ago, following a gang-related argument, has been sentenced to prison for up to life. Joe Perez, 19, was found guilty in November of first-degree felony murder for the May 2014 death of 40-year-old Carlos L. Martinez.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 24, 2017

Bingham High School ‘lockout’ as S. Jordan cops hunt gang members (South Jordan, UT): South Jordan's Bingham High School was on "lockout" late Friday morning as a precaution against possible street gang activity. Police Lt. Matt Pennington said everyone at the 2,400-student, Jordan School District campus was safe during the restrictions — which allowed normal activities inside the school but barred entry to anyone outside.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 10, 2017

Charges filed in gang-related shooting that left teen paralyzed (West Valley City, UT): Four men involved in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in West Valley City that left a 15-year-old boy paralyzed have been charged.
Source: KSL News    Date: February 6, 2017

Utah teen partially paralyzed after gang shooting (West Valley City, UT): A 16-year-old Utah boy remains partially paralyzed after he was shot last week in a gang-related incident in West Valley City.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: January 30, 2017

Teen shot in gang-related incident paralyzed, report states (West Valley City, UT): A 16-year-old boy shot in a gang-related incident last week is paralyzed from the waist down, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 29, 2017

14-year-old girl critically injured after being shot near West Valley mall (West Valley City, UT): A 14-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after she was shot in what police say was a gang-related confrontation near the Valley Fair Mall.
Source: KSL News    Date: January 21, 2017

Man and teen charged with murder in gang-related West Valley City shooting death (West Valley City, UT): A man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting in West Valley City last month in which one man was killed and two others were wounded.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 13, 2017

Last of four Utah men charged in gang-related, wrong-house homicide is sentenced to prison (Salt Lake City, UT): The last of four men charged with murder in connection with the 2009 shooting death of a woman, which occurred when gang members entered the wrong house looking for rivals, has been sentenced.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: November 30, 2016

Jury convicts Utah man of gang-related murder (Salt Lake City, UT): Following a three-day jury trial, an alleged gang member was convicted Thursday of shooting and killing a Magna man outside the victim's home two years ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: November 4, 2016

Alleged gang member killed Utah man over insult, prosecutor says (Salt Lake County, UT): As an enthusiastic member of a gang, image was everything to Utahn Joe Perez, and the teen was stewing after a former member of a rival gang insulted him one day in May 2014 in front of a friend, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: November 1, 2016

Three arrested after report of gang fight, shooting at Orem High School (Orem, UT): Three people were arrested by Orem police officers in relation to a gang shooting last week at Orem High School.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: October 26, 2016

Last of four Utah men charged in gang-related, wrong-house homicide pleads guilty (Salt Lake City, UT): The last of four men charged with murder in connection with the 2009 shooting death of a woman, which occurred when gang members entered the wrong house looking for rivals, has pleaded guilty.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 3, 2016

Man suspected in freeway shooting is gang member with violent history (Salt Lake City, UT): An ongoing dispute between rival gangs put motorists on a busy freeway during rush hour traffic at risk when one group opened fire on the other, police say.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 22, 2016

Utah inmate’s widow sues over husband’s death stemming from attack by other prisoners (Salt Lake City, UT): The widow of an inmate who was fatally beaten and stabbed earlier this year at the Utah State Prison in Draper has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the Department of Corrections violated her husband's constitutional rights by failing to keep him safe.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: September 20, 2016

ACLU wins skirmish in fight against Ogden gang injunction (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge has agreed to consolidate lawsuits filed by two Ogden men represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in an ongoing fight against the Ogden City and Weber County gang injunction.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: September 15, 2016

Charges filed in gang-related prison fights (Salt Lake City, UT): An inmate already serving a sentence of life without parole for killing two people at an Ogden wedding party now faces charges of stabbing another inmate at least 30 times.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 1, 2016

Police commander says violent Ogden gangs have 'ISIS mindset' (Ogden, UT): The head of a police task force says violent Ogden gang members “have the same mindset as ISIS” — and officers will continue to aggressively target them, anti-gang court injunction or not.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: August 30, 2016

SLCPD: Hunt on for 2 in suspected street gang shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Police were looking for two suspected street gang members after a 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded in west Salt Lake City Tuesday night.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 24, 2016

Suspect in gang-related shooting arrested after SLC police respond to kidnapping call (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police arrested the prime suspect in a gang-related shooting after officers responded to a report of an aggravated kidnapping early Wednesday morning.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: August 24, 2016

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