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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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Court docs: Suspect in teen’s Va. Beach murder case connected to MS-13 gang (Virginia Beach, VA): Court documents suggest a suspect arrested in connection to a teen’s murder is a possible member of the MS-13 criminal street gang.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: April 18, 2019

Bedford murder suspect found competent to stand trial, judge denies request to try gang charge separately (Bedford, VA): A trial date has been scheduled for one of the five men accused of carrying out a gang-related murder in Bedford County.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: April 17, 2019

Jury trial date set for MS-13 gang member accused of murder (Bedford County, VA): A jury trial date has been set for Jose Coreas-Ventura, one of five men accused of murdering a Lynchburg teenager.
Source: WFXR     Date: April 16, 2019

Gang member accused of holding out-of-state teen hostage in Spotsylvania (Spotsylvania County, VA): A teenager described by police as an MS–13 gang member was arrested in Spotsylvania County on Sunday after being accused of abducting a 17-year-old girl in North Carolina and bringing her to the Fredericksburg area.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: April 9, 2019

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to Life Plus 50 Years for Multiple Murders (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to a 5 life sentences plus an additional 50 years in prison for his involvement in a violent crime spree, including four murders, multiple attempted murders, robbery, attempted robbery, and firearms offenses stemming from his involvement in the Nine Trey Gangsters, a street gang affiliated with the United Blood Nation.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 9, 2019

Prosecutors seeking to keep jurors anonymous in Danville gang case (Danville, VA): Federal prosecutors are pushing for the jury that hears the cases of a deadly gang war in Danville to be made anonymous in the name of safety, court documents show.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: April 6, 2019

2 arrested in Texas in 2017 Prince William Co. MS-13 murder (Prince William County, VA): Two more people have been arrested and charged with a Prince William County murder that police believe was gang-related.
Source: WTOP News    Date: April 1, 2019

Two arrested in connection with ‘gang related’ shooting death of Norfolk man; one suspect remains at large (Norfolk, VA): Two men have been arrested in connection with the Saturday deadly shooting of a man on North Military Highway. Police are searching for the third suspect.
Source: Southside Daily    Date: March 31, 2019

Operation Washout Northern Virginia Targets Gang Ties (Alexandria, VA): The U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force recently conducted Operation Washout Northern Virginia (OWNV), a major operation that included executing 30 active warrants that resulted in the arrest or location of 22 individuals with alleged gang affiliations.
Source: U.S. Marshals Service    Date: March 26, 2019

Gang violence is on the decline in Danville (Danville, VA): A gang-related shooting in Danville tragically claimed the life of a 17-year-old just weeks ago. However, officials say gang violence is on a decline in the city. Angie Dixon with Hoop Don't Shoot has made it her goal in life to end gang violence in Danville.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: March 26, 2019

Latest plea shows Danville gang had standing orders to kill rivals on sight (Danville, VA): The most recent plea agreement in the federal case of an alleged gang war shows that local gang’s enmity went beyond the occasional shooting — the Rollin 60s Crips had standing orders to kill rival gang members on sight.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: March 26, 2019

Cabin Creek Initiative aims to break barriers (Danville, VA): The City of Danville joined on Monday with Averett University’s Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness, Danville Community College, River District Auto Spa and River District Barbershop to launch an initiative that will bring skill-based classes and career shadowing opportunities to residents of Cabin Creek, a 198-unit development in the north side of Danville.
Source:    Date: March 26, 2019

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 12 Members of Jalisco New Generation Cartel (Harrisonburg, VA): A federal grand jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg has indicted 12 members of Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), a Mexican-based criminal organization considered by the Department of Justice to be one of the five most dangerous transnational organizations in the world, on federal drug conspiracy charges, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: March 25, 2019

Third suspect wanted in deadly Danville shooting arrested in Caswell County (Danville, VA): A tip led North Carolina authorities to a man wanted in connection to a gang-related fatal shooting in Danville. The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office reports arresting Justin Montel Jones, 20, of Danville, without incident on a fugitive warrant Wednesday night.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin    Date: March 21, 2019

Portsmouth man charged with gang homicide is YouTube rapper, actor and director (Portsmouth, VA): Charged in federal court with a gangland homicide, Rashaun Taylor told a judge last week he wasn't a gangster. But he plays one on YouTube. Taylor, an amateur rapper, actor and filmmaker known online as "Bosston Blo," pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges involving a 2014 homicide that investigators claim was part of a local gang war.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: March 20, 2019

Gangs meet a day before bullets fly in deadly 2016 shooting, court documents detail (Danville, VA): Approximately six months after being sent to prison for leading a “gang mission” to shoot another person, Stevie Jermaine Johnson Jr. has pleaded guilty to a role in a murder case involving a pair of alleged criminal street gangs and their ongoing war in Danville.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: March 20, 2019

Police: Suspects in custody after alleged gang-related killing of 16-year-old from Va. (Stafford, VA): The Stafford County Sheriff's Office in collaboration with Prince George's County have determined that the body of a homicide victim discovered near River Road in Stafford County on Mar. 9 was killed in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: March 15, 2019

Family: 16-Year-Old Killed in Maryland Fled Gang in El Salvador (Fredericksburg, VA): A body discovered over the weekend in a wooded area of Fredericksburg, Virginia, is that of a 16-year-old boy — and authorities believe he was murdered in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: March 14, 2019

Danville city leaders react to gang related shooting (Danville, VA): Bullet holes and remnants of crime scene tape are just some of the sights from a shooting that happened Monday in retaliation to a gang related homicide Sunday.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: March 13, 2019

Plea date set for man charged with accessory to alleged gang-related homicide (Lynchburg, VA): A man charged with gang participation and being an accessory after the fact to the March 2017 homicide of Lynchburg teen Raymond Wood will be entering a plea in August.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: March 12, 2019

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