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World-renowned gang analyst finds interesting trends about our local gang problem (Tri-Cities, WA): Gangs are alive and well here in the Tri-Cities. A world-renowned gang analyst found just how big and how problematic they are. He spent a year studying gangs in the Tri-Cities and we were the first to get our eyes on the newly-published report. "I've been gang banging for 21 years, I used to be a Blood," said Maurice Brown.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: July 14, 2015

Self-proclaimed gang member charged with Everett killing of ex’s boyfriend (Everett, WA): A man suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend outside an Everett apartment sent threatening messages days before the killing.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: July 2, 2015

OxyContin ringleader gets 50-year prison sentence (Spokane, WA): The ringleader of an illicit painkiller operation that brought thousands of OxyContin pills to the streets of Spokane from California will spend the next 50 years in federal prison.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: July 1, 2015

Community’s ‘key leaders’ focus on roles, efforts to help youth (Sunnyside, WA): At a “Key Leader” event hosted by Sunnyside United-Unidos yesterday, representatives from several organizations, government entities and agencies gathered to learn about the effort being made to stem substance use and gang activity among Sunnyside’s youth.
Source: Daily Sun News    Date: June 19, 2015

Man shot to death on Kent's West Hill testified in 2012 Seattle gang shooting (Kent, WA): A 22-year-old man shot to death late Thursday night on the West Hill in Kent testified in 2012 against a Seattle gang member who shot and wounded him outside of a South Seattle restaurant.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: June 12, 2015

Gang violence in Portland spilling out of state into Vancouver (Vancouver, WA): A 16-year high in gang violence in Portland has police in Vancouver bracing for a violent summer. Shootings are spilling across the river, and detectives are already working cases with ties to Portland. An undercover detective with the Vancouver Police Department’s Gang Unit, who asked his identity be kept anonymous, said police have discovered some gang members from Portland have families in Vancouver.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: June 9, 2015

Trial set for suspect in gang drive-by (Wall Walla, WA): A Walla Walla man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to eight charges accusing him of involvement in a gang-related, drive-by shooting last month on West Chestnut Street.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 9, 2015

Seattle teen charged in shooting near Columbia City Little League game (Seattle, WA): A Seattle teen accused of opening fire near a Little League game after pistol whipping another youth's mother has been charged with assault.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 3, 2015

Police: Teen gang member who killed bystander still on the run (Tacoma, WA): A Tacoma mother and police investigators are now asking the public for help to find a 17-year-old murder suspect who has been on the run for a month.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: June 3, 2015

Despite Recent Shootings, Yakima Sees Improvement in Gang-Related Activity (Yakima, WA): A string of shootings in Yakima last weekend begs the question 'what's being done to prevent this gang activity in our area?' City Manager, Tony O'Rourke tells us there is a strategy in place. The 3 elements to this strategy are prevention, intervention and suppression. Right now, the focus is on suppression.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: May 29, 2015

Suspected driver in gang shooting charged (Walla Walla County, WA): A suspect arrested last week in connection with two gang-related shootings earlier this month was charged Tuesday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: May 27, 2015

Weekend shootings add up to gang violence, police say (Walla Walla, WA): A series of drive-by shootings is being pegged by Walla Walla police as escalating violence between warring gangs, officials said this morning. Three shootings over the Memorial Day weekend bring the number of incidents to five in about a week.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: May 26, 2015

What Gang Bangers Taught a Chaplain about Jesus (Skagit Valley, WA): Gang violence is increasing in the United States as activity spreads from inner cities to rural communities. While that may sound alarming, some in Washington state see it as an opportunity.
Source: CBN News    Date: May 26, 2015

YPD Investigating Fatal Gang Shooting (Yakima, WA): The Yakima police are investigating a fatal gang shooting which took place Saturday afternoon.
Source: KAPP    Date: May 23, 2015

Walla Walla police arrest suspects involved in Sunday gang shootings (Walla Walla, WA): Detectives made a 2nd arrest in last week’s drive-by shootings. Clemente Garcia-Cerda, 928 Edith Ave., was taken into custody without incident shortly after noon today in the 100 block of SW 6th in College Place by Gang Detectives of the Walla Walla Police Department.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: May 22, 2015

15-year-old charged with murder in Tacoma drive-by shooting (Tacoma, WA): A 15-year-old suspected gang members was charged Wednesday with first degree murder in the May 1 shooting death of a Tacoma man.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: May 20, 2015

Sunnyside police investigating first homicide in 3 years (Sunnyside, WA): Sunnyside police are investigating the town’s first homicide in three years after an apparently gang-related shooting Saturday evening, according to a news release from the police department Sunday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 11, 2015

Despite homicide, Sunnyside gang crime dropping (Sunnyside, WA): Sunnyside police are still trying to track down a suspect from Saturday night's gang-related shooting which killed one man and left another in critical condition. The homicide is the city's first in three years.
Source: KIMA News    Date: May 11, 2015

Police impound car shooters may have used in fatal drive-by (Seattle, WA): Kent police on Monday said they have impounded a navy-colored sedan that the shooters may have used in the April16 shooting that took the life of 1-year-old Malijha Grant.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 11, 2015

Father of slain baby calls on shooters to surrender (Kent, WA): The father of 1-year-old Malijha Grant vehemently denied being a gang member at a news conference on Monday even while Kent police maintained they believe the baby’s fatal shooting last month is connected to a long-running gang feud.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 4, 2015

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