Gang-Related News Articles
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Day 7 of the Woodland Gang Murder Preliminary Hearing (Yolo County, CA): Detective Aaron Moe, a member of the Yolo County Gang Task Force, testified to the indicators of Alejandro Loza Quezada’s gang membership. Moe had been recalled from the previous day for further testimony. The prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Kyle Hasapes, asked Detective Moe about the only witness from the shooting that occurred on July 1, 2016.
Source: The Davis Vanguard Date: August 5, 2016
Drive-by shooter gets 8 years (Medford, OR): A man captured last fall in Ohio for a west Medford gang drive-by shooting that struck a woman will serve eight years in prison after admitting to attempted murder with a firearm.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 5, 2016
Suspect in deadly drive-by gang shooting arrested in Madera (Madera, CA): A man suspected of being the driver in a recent drive-by shooting and murder was arrested Friday in Madera. Madera police say Adam Diaz, 24, was the driver in the June 26 killing of Michael Sanchez in Madera. Diaz is a Norteño gang member with an extensive criminal record.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: August 5, 2016
Brunswick gang member gets 2 life sentences plus 45 years in rape of girls, 11 and 14 (Brunswick, GA): A gang member and registered sex offender was sentenced Friday to two life sentences plus 45 years in the rape of two minor girls, one as part of a gang initiation, the district attorney said.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: August 5, 2016
Jury: Man guilty of all 24 counts in 'Krude Rude Brood' gang torture-kidnappings (Portland, OR): A Portland jury Friday unanimously found a 45-year-old man guilty of torturing two fellow Krude Rude Brood gang associates after hearing gruesome testimony that he tried to remove a tattoo with an industrial sander and injected an overdose of heroin into one man's neck.
Source: The Oregonian Date: August 5, 2016
Suspect in shooting is Latin King gang member (Burnett County, WI): A Latin King gang member, gone “goofy” after having smoked methamphetamine, slipped into the home of the man he had just smoked with, shooting him in the thigh and stealing his fanny pack, police reports state.
Source: Washburn County Register Date: August 4, 2016
1 dead, 2 wounded in Watts gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities were investigating a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded in Watts early Thursday morning.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: August 4, 2016
San Francisco Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison (San Francisco, CA): A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a San Francisco Chinatown gang leader known as "Shrimp Boy" to two life sentences — one for killing a rival — in a wide-ranging organized crime investigation that also brought down a state senator.
Source: icitizen Date: August 4, 2016
Silva Trial, Day 9: Attorneys wrap up case in Greeley gang trial (Greeley, CO): The trial of Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva ended on a tense note Thursday, when a purported fellow gang member earned a six-month stint in jail for refusing to testify in the case.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: August 4, 2016
Man who has avoided trial on two murder cases now faces fed gun charge (Flint, MI): A man prosecutors have tried multiple times to convict for two area shooting deaths is now facing up to a decade in prison after being indicted on a federal gun charge.
Source: MLive Date: August 4, 2016
Teens, alleged gang member charged with north Macon Starbucks stickup (Macon, GA): Two teenagers arrested Wednesday night are accused of robbing at gunpoint a man and woman outside of a north Macon Starbucks last month.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 4, 2016
Vice Lords Leader Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Gang-Related Shooting (Detroit, MI): A leader of the Vice Lords street gang was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for attempted murder in aid of racketeering in connection with the May 7, 2015, shooting of a family of four with an AK-47 in Detroit.
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: August 4, 2016
Police: 40 gang members arrested in the Bronx (Bronx, NY): Police and prosecutors announced Thursday that dozens of people are facing charges in another gang takedown in the Bronx. Officials say 40 alleged members of a local gang were indicted on charges connected to 40 acts of violence in the Fordham section of the borough.
Source: News 12 The Bronx Date: August 4, 2016
Gang member murders toddler, uncle: Life in prison upheld (Los Angeles, CA): A state appellate court panel Thursday upheld a gang member’s conviction for murdering a 22-month-old boy and the toddler’s uncle, who were struck by stray gunfire in South Los Angeles five years ago.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: August 4, 2016
Chattanooga officials eye new social service provider proposals for Violence Reduction Initiative (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga leaders soon will consider new social service provider proposals for the Violence Reduction Initiative, the city's flagship gang deterrent program.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 3, 2016
Alleged gang member arrested in June homicide (Memphis, TN): An alleged Vice Lords gang member has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man reportedly in a rival gang, according to an arrest affidavit.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: August 3, 2016
Gang members found guilty in stomping death of eighth-grader (San Jose, CA): A Santa Clara County jury Tuesday convicted three gang members in connection with the 2012 killing of a 14-year-old boy who was stomped to death on a Roosevelt Park basketball court by a mob that accused him of affiliating with a rival gang.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 3, 2016
Lawyer: Erie double homicide gang-related (Erie, PA): A defendant accused of involvement in a July 2015 double homicide is claiming the shooting was retaliation in a dispute between gangs and that he was not involved.
Source: Erie Times-News Date: August 3, 2016
2nd of two guilty in teen shooting (Fayetteville, AR): The second of two men accused of attempted murder in the shooting of a Springdale teen last year pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: August 3, 2016
Gang member admits to 2012 MLK Park shootings as part of plea deal (Buffalo, NY): Tariq Brown, a member of the Bailey Boys Gang, admitted Wednesday to firing into a crowd of people at Martin Luther King Park four years ago, killing one man and wounding four others.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 3, 2016
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