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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...

This booking photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department shows Jeremiah Farmer. Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member Farmer, a Latin Kings gang member who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell. Kelly’s lawyers filed a motion Friday, Sept. 4, 2020,  in federal court to question Jeremiah Farmer under oath, the Chicago Tribune reported. (Lake County Sheriff's Department/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Kelly's lawyers want to question gang member in cell attack

Sep. 4, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member of the Latin Kings gang who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell. Kelly’s lawyers filed a motion Friday in federal court to question Jeremiah Farmer under oath, the Chicago Tribune reported. Farmer said...

FILE - Tyrese Gibson attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards on Aug. 5, 2017, in Newark, N.J.   Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Inspired by George Floyd, singer Tyrese finds a new voice

Aug. 27, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer and “Fast & Furious” actor Tyrese grew up around police brutality, gang violence, murders and psychological trauma in the Watts neighborhood of Southern Los Angeles. But the artist known for R&B hits focused on love (“Sweet Lady”)...

This booking photo provided by Alexandria, Va., Sheriff's Office shows Young Yoo.  Members of a northern Virginia street gang that has run a sophisticated bi-coastal drug operation for several years are now charged with murder in the death of a man who testified against a gang member.  The new indictment handed up Thursday, Aug. 21, 2020, by a federal grand jury in Alexandria charges seven alleged gang members with racketeering, drug conspiracy and other charges. Three of the seven Peter Le, Young Yoo and Joseph Lamborn are explicitly charged with the death of a man who testified against a gang member in 2019. (Alexandria, Va., Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors accuse Reccless Tigers gang members of murder

Aug. 21, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Brandon White was given a choice, prosecutors say: If he opted not to testify against a member of the Reccless Tigers street gang who had assaulted him, a gang member would pay him $8,000 for his injuries. But if he testified, he'd be killed. White testified. Less than three months...

Cartel member arrested in 2018 YouTube commentator killing

Aug. 11, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Mexico said Tuesday they have arrested an alleged lieutenant of a drug gang for the 2018 murder of a YouTube commentator in Acapulco. The Guerrero state prosecutors office said the suspect had once been the second in command of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco....

7 killed in Mexico's most violent state despite capo arrest

Aug. 8, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hopes that the recent arrest of a Mexican gang leader could calm the country’s most violent state appeared dashed Saturday as the bullet-ridden bodies of seven men were found in a field and a rival drug cartel announced it was moving in. The central state of Guanajuato has been...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Christopher Lara. Lara, suspected of driving a car when someone else in the vehicle fired a shot that killed a 10-year-old girl watching television inside an apartment has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder. Chicago Police announced the arrest of Lara Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Police suspect Lara was driving a car June 27 when someone else in the vehicle shot at a suspected gang rival. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Chicago police charge suspect in slaying of 10-year-old girl

Aug. 5, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The suspected driver of a car from which a 10-year-old girl was shot and killed as she watched television in her grandmother's Chicago home has been charged with first-degree murder, police said Wednesday. Christopher Lara, 19, is also charged with nine felony counts of attempted...

Flowers and candles are placed Sunday Aug. 2, 2020 near where a twelve-year-old girl was shot and killed near a petrol station in Botkyrka, south of Stockholm, Sweden. (Ali Lorestani//TT via AP)

Outcry in Sweden after drive-by shooting kills 12-year-old

Aug. 4, 2020 6:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish government vowed Tuesday to find the perpetrators of a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl in what authorities said appears to be the latest violence from suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory. “If we don't stop the new...

Virginia teen gets 35 years in neighbor's hammer bludgeoning

Jul. 29, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager convicted of murder in the claw hammer bludgeoning death of his elderly neighbor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Rafael Angel Vargas was sentenced in a Chesterfield County court for what the judge called a crime of extreme brutality, the Richmond...

At least 3 still thought missing after Mexico mass abduction

Jul. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Tuesday that three people still appeared to be missing after a gang kidnapped some members of a group of over a dozen visitors to the Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta earlier this month. Jalisco state prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis said one member...