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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Utah man sentenced to prison for gang-related fatal shooting (Ogden, UT): A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for a fatal gang-related shooting in Ogden in 2016. Devin Brock Smith, 20, of Ogden, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years to life at the Utah State Prison for the May 6, 2016, slaying of 29-year-old Miguel Angel Rios.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 8, 2018

Taylorsville cemetery shooting ‘another flare up’ in ongoing gang violence problem, officials say (Taylorsville, UT): A shooting at a Taylorsville cemetery Saturday appears to be the latest flare up in an ongoing gang violence problem in Utah.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: March 7, 2018

Family requests max sentence for shooter in 2016 gang-related Ogden homicide (Ogden, UT): A 20-year-old Ogden man was sentenced to prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in January to a murder charge.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: March 7, 2018

Lawmakers launch anti-gang effort for Utah communities (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers at Capitol Hill are trying to figure out what action needs to take place to fight gang activity in Utah.
Source: ABC4 Utah    Date: March 2, 2018

Arrest made in South Salt Lake gang-related fatal shooting (South Salt Lake, UT): A 20-year-old man was arrested early Friday in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in South Salt Lake two weeks ago.
Source: KSL News    Date: March 2, 2018

Two men convicted under Ogden’s old gang injunction settle lawsuit with city (Ogden, UT): A lawsuit filed against Ogden by two men implicated in a now-defunct anti-gang injunction, which gave gang members a curfew and forbade them to associate with one another in public, was settled Wednesday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 28, 2018

Attorneys: Ogden has resolved suit over defunct gang rules (Salt Lake City, UT): Two men have settled their lawsuit alleging that authorities in Ogden falsely labeled them gang members under a now-defunct law.
Source: Deseret News    Date: February 28, 2018

Documented gang member tries to head-butt South Jordan officer while being arrrested (South Jordan, UT): A ‘documented SAW gang member’ attempted to assault an officer while being arrested for a number of felony warrants.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: February 26, 2018

Family forgives ‘scared 18-year-old kid’ who held 99-year-old woman hostage in West Valley City (West Valley City, UT): An 18-year-old man is in jail after holding a 99-year-old woman hostage for more than three hours in West Valley City early Saturday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 24, 2018

Resolution to rally cities against gangs gets nod from Senate committee (Salt Lake City, UT): Senate Minority Whip Karen Mayne's resolution SCR12, which encourages local governments and community groups to work together to reduce gang violence, received a favorable nod from the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee Wednesday.
Source: Deseret News    Date: February 21, 2018

Magna residents meet to discuss gang violence as concerns grow (Magna, UT): Magna residents, Unified Police, and the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office came together Tuesday evening to talk about how to cut down on gang-related crime.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: February 20, 2018

KSL Investigates: Growing number of children in gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Two separate shootings in Salt Lake County on Feb. 12 left two people dead. In both cases, children were caught up in the violence. The KSL Investigators spent a night with the Metro Gang Unit to get a better sense of a growing problem; gangs are recruiting more kids.
Source: KSL News    Date: February 15, 2018

Teen charged in fatal gang-related shooting in Magna ordered to stand trial (Salt Lake County, UT): An 18-year-old Woods Cross man accused of murder was bound over for trial following a day-long preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 13, 2018

Gang bust: 4 juveniles, 1 adult arrested in West Valley City chase that ended in crash; 3 weapons found in car (West Valley City, UT): Four juveniles and one adult were arrested Thursday night after they fled from police in a stolen car and ended up in a traffic accident.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: February 8, 2018

'I shot that kid': 2 teens charged as adults in gang-related murder case (Salt Lake City, UT): Two West Valley teens were charged Tuesday with murdering a rival gang member on the Bangerter Highway in an effort to gain street cred.
Source: Deseret News    Date: February 6, 2018

Months after the arrest of alleged driver in fatal gang-related shooting, Utah police say triggermen remain at-large (Salt Lake City, UT): Months after a teen was arrested and charged for his role in the drive-by shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in front of his Magna home last fall, police say they are still searching for others who may have fired the fatal shot.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 3, 2018

Teens arrested in connection with gang related homicide on Bangerter Highway (West Valley City, UT): West Valley City Police have arrested two 16-year-old boys in connection with a gang-related homicide in January.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: February 1, 2018

Reversing rising trend of violent crime (Salt Lake City, UT): Violent crime in Utah rose in 2017 according to new data released by the Department of Justice. Violent crime was up around 13 percent last year. For U.S. Attorney John Huber, it literally hit close to home.
Source: News4Utah    Date: February 1, 2018

Police: Gang member arrested in Millcreek after stolen car chase (Millcreek, UT): A known gang member is in custody after leading officers on a chase in a stolen car. Police arrested 26-year-old Joshua William Moore overnight.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: January 18, 2018

Utah State Prison on lockdown after apparent gang-related brawl (Draper, UT): Eight inmates with apparent gang affiliations attacked each other Wednesday night with self-made weapons, prompting a lockdown at both of Utah’s state-run prisons.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 11, 2018

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