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11 killed in bar shooting in Mexico's most violent state

Sep. 27, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen killed 11 people, including four women, early Sunday in a bar in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. State prosecutors said the bullet-ridden bodies were found at a bar near the town of Jaral del Progreso. The area is near the border with Michoacán state, which has been...

Man acquitted of gang killing shot minutes after being freed

Sep. 23, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man who was acquitted of a deadly shooting was wounded and his girlfriend killed minutes after he walked out of jail, his attorney said Wednesday. Michael Garcia, 21, was shot four times and remained hospitalized. “They were waiting at the jail for him," his attorney,...

2 teens critically wounded in violent Pasadena weekend

Sep. 14, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teens were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in Pasadena during a weekend of extraordinary violence and suspected opiate overdose deaths, police said Monday. An 18-year-old man was shot numerous times and a 14-year-old girl was shot in the neck Sunday night next to a...

4 warrants issued for street dance stabbing in Mandan

Sep. 14, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Arrest warrants have been issued for four people suspected in a stabbing at a street dance in Mandan in July, police said Monday. Each are facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang, according to police. The 33-year-old Mandan man was...

Man freed after spending 19 years in California prison

Sep. 11, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who spent 19 years behind bars for a gang-related shooting was released from prison on Friday but will continue to fight to prove his innocence, his lawyers said. Emon Barnes, 34, of Compton, was released from the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles a...

2 Nevada prisoners sentenced in killing of inmate near Vegas

Sep. 11, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Nevada prison inmates will spend at least another decade behind bars for the fatal stabbing of another inmate in a gang-related attack at a correctional facility outside Las Vegas in 2016. Jeremy Kenneth Nuckles, 43, and Justin Matthias Muncy, 36, pleaded guilty in July to...

Shootout with police in Georgia ends with suspect, K-9 dead

Sep. 11, 2020 4:41 AM EDT

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A suspect accused of running from Georgia police officers and shooting at them from a wooded area was killed when officers returned fire. Gwinnett County gang task force officers were on patrol in Norcross on Thursday afternoon when they spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen with...

This undated photo provided by the Crittenden County, Arkansas, jail shows Demarcus Donnell Parker. Parker has been sentenced to two life in prison terms plus 835 years for the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer. Court documents show Parker was convicted Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, by a Crittenden County jury of first-degree murder, illegally shooting a weapon from a vehicle and 21 related charges in the April 2018 shooting death of off-duty Forrest City officer Oliver Johnson. (Crittenden County Jail via AP)

Arkansas man gets 2 life terms, 835 years for killing cop

Sep. 9, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to two life terms plus 835 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer in northeast Arkansas. Demarcus Donnell Parker, 27, was convicted Tuesday by a Crittenden County jury of first-degree murder, illegally shooting a...

12 arrested in connection with deadly Halloween party attack

Sep. 8, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Twelve people have been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting at a Halloween-themed birthday party in Long Beach that killed three people and wounded nine others, authorities said Tuesday. The suspects believed they were attacking members of a rival gang when they...

Fatal shooting outside Tucson strip club gang-related

Sep. 8, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a deadly shooting between two men outside a strip club was gang-related. Sgt. Pete Dugan said Monday that 25-year-old Dimitri Romero is accused of fatally shooting 33-year-old Sean Rashad-Odell Howell, who has known gang affiliations. The incident started Sunday...