Latest Gang-related crime News

Defense in murder case can obtain private social media posts

Jul. 19, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has ruled that the defense in a gang-related murder trial can obtain private postings from social media companies. The court's decision Wednesday upheld a ruling by the judge overseeing the San Francisco trial and noted that the judge's findings strongly...

MS-13 member charged in Long Island machete death

Jul. 18, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — An alleged MS-13 gang member has been arrested in connection with the 2017 machete murder of Carlos Rivas-Majano, whose body was found in a wooded area in East Meadow last summer. The Nassau County district attorney's office says 21-year-old Luis Alejandro Varela pleaded not guilty...

Gang member convicted in shooting of FBI agent in Brooklyn

Jul. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An alleged Crips gang member has been convicted in the ambush shooting of an FBI agent in Brooklyn. A federal jury on Wednesday found 31-year-old Ronell Watson guilty of attempted murder of a federal officer, assault of a federal agent and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent...

California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

Jul. 16, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles charges...

Perjured testimony leads to early release for Flint man

Jul. 14, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man convicted of assault with intent to murder in a September 2004 shooting has been released after perjured testimony was uncovered. Bobby Jamar Younger, 37, was released from the Muskegon Correctional Facility on Thursday, years before his sentence was due to end. In 2006,...

Will these Minnesota 'lifers' get their chance at parole?

Jul. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A robber. A gang member. A cop killer. They were convicted of the unthinkable and sentenced to life in prison. Decades later, these Minnesota inmates said they have changed for the better and deserve a second chance. Will they get one? Calvin Everett, Pepi McKenzie and Jeff Anderson...

The Latest: Warnings over possible gunman caused panic

Jul. 5, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on three stabbings and a stampede at the Navy Pier's annual fireworks show (all times local): 2 p.m. Chicago police say a 4th of July stampede at Navy Pier that injured more than a dozen people started when private security officers who might have mistaken a firecracker for...

Police reviewing video to identify California mall shooters

Jul. 4, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are reviewing video to identify two people who opened fire on each other inside a California mall, wounding two teenagers before fleeing, police said Wednesday. The people were being sought after the Tuesday shooting that caused panic, shut down a train station and...

Hunt on for shooters after 2 shot at California mall

Jul. 3, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Customers and employees fled for cover or locked themselves inside stores as two shooters opened fire on each other inside a Northern California mall, wounding two young bystanders before fleeing. Police Wednesday continued to hunt for the suspects after the second California mall...

Suspected gang member charged with killing USC student

Jul. 2, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected gang member was charged Tuesday with killing a University of Southern California music student during an off-campus robbery attempt earlier this year, prosecutors said. Ivan Hernandez, 23, faces one count of murder during an attempted robbery while an active participant in a...