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Ephrata man accused of shooting at rival gang member's wife in Soap Lake (Soap Lake, WA): A man allegedly shot at a rival gang member’s wife and nephew while they were in a minivan in Soap Lake.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: August 9, 2016

Police warn about graffiti in the area and how to respond (Tri-Cities, WA): Police say graffiti is popping up all around our area, but say it's a crime you can help them crack down on. "It's a coward's way to display a message and there's no accountability," said concerned resident Victor Heminghaus.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: August 7, 2016

20-year-old Finley man sentenced to 94 years for ‘execution’ (Pasco, WA): DeShawn Anderson insisted Monday he did not fire the shots that killed a 22-year-old Pasco man in December 2014. But Judge Alex Ekstrom said the evidence was clear that twice he shot into cars — leaving a young father dead and four other men wounded.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 1, 2016

Shooting victim has gang ties (Walla Walla, WA): A 20-year-old male is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being shot multiple times at Paddock Elevators. Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner confirmed the victim has gang ties, but that’s all he could say as the investigation continues.
Source: My Columbia Basin    Date: July 28, 2016

Gang shooting critically wounds man (Walla Walla, WA): Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner says a shooting victim called 911 to report his injuries at about 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival at Paddock and Harvey Shaw roads, deputies found a 20-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. No one else was at the scene.
Source: My Columbia Basin    Date: July 27, 2016

Prosecutors: Pierce man blames stabbing on gang initiation (Tacoma, WA): A 24-year-old man who now faces first-degree murder charges in a fatal stabbing says it was all about getting into a gang. Pierce County prosecutors say Jose Jonael Ayala Reyes has said he stabbed the victim only in the leg and that he did that to get into the MS-13 gang, a violent international criminal group made up mostly of members from Central America.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: July 11, 2016

Dealership burglaries likely gang-related (Mount Pleasant, WI): A string of car dealership burglaries in Mount Pleasant is believed to be gang-related and possibly connected to a series of similar burglaries in Milwaukee, according to Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tim Zarzecki.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: July 7, 2016

Teen lookout gets 10 days in gang shooting (Walla Walla, WA): A plea agreement has led to a reduction in the criminal case against a 16-year-old Walla Walla girl who reportedly acted as a lookout in a gang-related shooting last year.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: July 6, 2016

Gang rivalry among teens fueling shootings in South Everett (Everett, WA): More gunfire is being blamed on a gang beef that has plagued south Everett, inside and outside city limits, for months and is the suspected motive behind a deadly shooting in December.
Source: The Herald     Date: June 21, 2016

Gang member sentenced to more than 29 years in prison for murder, assault (Walla Walla, WA): Acting defiant and vulgar, a local gang member who pleaded guilty to shooting two men — killing one of them — outside the Green Lantern Tavern in Eastgate last year was sentenced Monday afternoon to nearly three decades in prison.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 20, 2016

2 arrested after gang confrontation at Spring Festival parade (Moses Lake, WA): An argument between rival gang members resulted in two men being arrested in Moses Lake over the weekend after a stolen gun was found in a vehicle they were in.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: June 1, 2016

Moses Lake police arrest three after gang member allegedly steals rival's bandana (Moses Lake, WA): A man allegedly brandished a firearm after stealing a rival gang member’s bandana on Monday in Moses Lake. A man reportedly told police he was at a gas station on Patton Boulevard Northeast when Saul Olivares, a 27-year-old Moses Lake man, allegedly broke into his vehicle and stole a blue bandana, according to Moses Lake police on Tuesday.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: May 31, 2016

of victim hopes tragedy can help spur fight against gang violence (Yakima, WA): In the nine months since Jessica Rodriguez and Eduardo Flores were gunned down outside a family gathering in Toppenish, little progress has been made in finding suspects.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 23, 2016

Exclusive: An inside look at the Seattle Police Gang Unit (Seattle, WA): The Seattle Police Department provided an inside look at the work of its gang unit as problems with gang and gun violence continue to worsen in Washington and many parts of the country. More than a dozen people are solely dedicated to the unit as they work to prevent crime and make arrests in the city.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: May 17, 2016

Jose Herrera: High-Violent gang member street named ‘Wizard’ pulls off vanishing act in Tri-Cities (Franklin County, WA): Department of Corrections officers in the Tri-Cities say a dangerous gang member known as ‘Wizard’ has pulled off a vanishing act. Jose Herrera was convicted of assaulting a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy. Now, he’s breaking probation on the crime that ignited when he ran from a traffic stop.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: May 13, 2016

First-degree murder charges being filed in jail killing (Yakima, WA): Yakima County prosecutors are filing first-degree murder charges against two men accused of killing Timothy Denton inside a Yakima County jail cell Wednesday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 13, 2016

Federal Way residents spooked by spike in violent crime: 'It's scary. I need to move' (Federal Way, WA): Federal Way police say they're going to increase patrols in the wake of four shootings in four days, two of them deadly. Some residents say it's gotten to the point where they want to move. The murder rate has already reached last year's total of four and it's only May.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: May 10, 2016

Music on cellphone isn’t evidence of gang ties, state Supreme Court says (Yakima County, WA): Washington’s Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of three men in what police called a gang-related shooting, finding among other things that music on one defendant’s phone was not evidence of gang ties.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 5, 2016

Father of girl killed in Kent drive-by arrested in prostitution case (Seattle, WA): The father of 1-year-old Malijha Grant, who was fatally shot last year in Kent as part of an ongoing gang feud, was arrested Saturday, accused of forcing a now 19-year-old woman to prostitute for him. She told police he became even more violent after his daughter was killed.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 2, 2016

Benton County approves plan for enhanced gang, crime prevention (Benton County, WA): Benton County commissioners approved a $2 million plan Tuesday to enhance public safety and pay for gang and crime prevention targeting youth middle school age and younger.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: April 12, 2016

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