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Police arrest 4th suspect in shooting at Petersburg skating rink (Petersburg, VA): A young girl is in critical condition, an unintended target during a shooting a Petersburg skating rink. Two teenagers, a 20 year old, and a juvenile are now facing charges in the violence and the search is on for more people believed to be involved.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: November 12, 2014

Killer pleads guilty in torture, murder in Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA): Duct-taped to a white plastic chair. Punched and beaten about the face and head. Burned with a hot iron. Those were 21-year-old Pierre Johnson's final experiences April 29 before he was shot to death, according to court documents.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 31, 2014

Despite the indictment, officials downplay gang activity (Alexandria, VA): Despite the indictment of at least two Alexandria MS-13 members on murder charges earlier this month, city officials have said gang-related activity in Alexandria is infrequent.
Source: Alexandria Times    Date: October 30, 2014

Alleged MS-13 member arrested in Falls Church slaying (Fairfax County, VA): An apparent member of the MS-13 street gang has been charged with murder in the killing of a Falls Church-area man in September, Fairfax County police said Wednesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 29, 2014

Deputies say bullets fired into Caroline County home over gang connection (Caroline County, VA): Five hours after a drive-by shooting in the Belmont neighborhood, Caroline County investigators were able to make headway on two other shooting investigations.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: October 24, 2014

Gang members indicted in Arlandria homicide (Alexandria, VA): Alexandria police and federal law enforcement officials announced the indictments last week of three men in the June slaying of a local man in Arlandria.
Source: Alexandria Times    Date: October 23, 2014

Recent Caroline shootings are gang-related, police say (Caroline County, VA): An arrest was made within hours of an early Thursday morning shooting that authorities say is the third gang-related shooting in Caroline County in the past month.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: October 23, 2014

$1M gang violence initiative launched in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): City officials accepted $1 million in federal and state money Tuesday that will be used in gun and gang violence prevention efforts. The money comes from a $500,000 federal grant from the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program and from $500,000 in state asset forfeiture funds.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 22, 2014

Gang has ties to violent home invasions in Henrico and King William (Henrico, VA): Stersean Carey now faces gang charges including recruiting and hazing. Michael Cooper was charged earlier this week. NBC12 has uncovered a connection between this gang and a string of violent home invasions that spanned Henrico and King William.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: October 22, 2014

MS-13 members charged in 3 killings, attempted murder in Northern Virginia (Prince William County, VA): Armed with two machetes and a sawed-off shotgun, MS-13 gang members allegedly set off in a car last October to carry out an assassination at a location as brazen as it was chilling: a Prince William County school.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 17, 2014

13 members of MS-13 gang indicted in Va. killings (Alexandria, VA): Federal prosecutors say they have indicted 13 members of the MS-13 street gang on charges related to three slayings in northern Virginia in the last year.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: October 17, 2014

Henrico police push gang awareness (Henrico County, VA): Gangs are not isolated in one portion of Henrico County, police said during a presentation on the basics of identifying signs of gang activity.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 2, 2014

Henrico Police tackle gang issue in awareness meetings (Henrico County, VA): Dangerous gangs in Henrico County are something police say is happening right now and want you to know about it. That's why three meetings in different parts of the county will be held in the next week and a half. Sgt. Jay Clark calls these meetings Gangs 101. He says by getting the word out, he hopes it will help with preventing future crimes and future members.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: October 1, 2014

Suspect who ran from cops arrested as Richmond police increase gang patrols (Richmond, VA): Richmond police detectives say they have been patrolling known gang areas on a daily basis following a recent rash of gun violence in the city.
Source: Richmond Standard    Date: September 24, 2014

Update: Newport News jury deliberating in double homicide (Newport News, VA): A jailhouse informant in a Newport News murder case testified Wednesday that Marcus Tyrone Williams told him at the Newport News City Jail in 2012 that he and another man opened fire on two teenagers four years before.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 18, 2014

Newport News man found guilty in 2008 double slaying; jury recommends two life terms (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was found guilty in the slayings of two teenagers shot dead on 35th Street six years ago, with the jury recommending he get two life terms plus 23 years.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 18, 2014

Matoaca teen committed to juvenile corrections until 21 for carjacking of VSU student (Chesterfield County, VA): A documented member of the Bloods street gang who has been in trouble with the law since age 11 was reluctantly given a break by a Chesterfield County judge on Thursday for his role in last year’s abduction and carjacking of a Virginia State University student, who jumped from his moving vehicle out of fear of being killed.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: September 18, 2014

Carjacking, gang trial begins in Chatham (Chatham, VA): Dontey Ramone Pannell’s new trial began Monday morning in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court. Pannell, 26, is charged with attempted carjacking and participating in gang activity.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: September 15, 2014

Louisa man pleads guilty of gang-related charges in Quick murder case (Charlotesville, VA): A third defendant arrested in connection with the January abduction and murder of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Wayne Quick pleaded guilty in United States District Court in Charlottesville today to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering.
Source: The Central Virginian    Date: September 12, 2014

Newport News man gets 21 years in gang case (Newport News, VA): A 26-year-old man was sentenced today to 21 years and three months in prison for crimes committed as a member of the Black P-Stone gang.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 11, 2014

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