Latest Gang-related crime News

Homicides increase in 2021, solved rate high in Vegas area

Jan. 15, 2022 12:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Year-end data compiled from multiple agencies in Clark County showed that law enforcement investigated at least 245 homicides in 2021, a newspaper reported. The total topped 2017, when 264 people were killed including 58 in the immediate aftermath of the Oct. 1...

2 held without bail in robbery, killing of Los Angeles cop

Jan. 14, 2022 23:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two alleged gang members charged in the robbery and killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer will remain in federal custody without bail, a judge ruled Friday. Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was fatally shot at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated...

Ex-Mexican prosecutor so corrupt he betrayed drug cartel

Jan. 14, 2022 18:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former Mexican state prosecutor was so corrupt even the crooks who paid him off couldn’t trust him, according to a report released this week by the Mexican government’s Interior Department. The department's National Search Commission issued the report as...

3 arrests in 2020 triple-slaying at California high school

Jan. 13, 2022 21:20 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities investigating the fatal shootings of three teenagers in central California said Thursday they have arrested three men suspected in the killings and two dozen other gang members connected to a drugs and weapons trafficking operation. Jose Carlos...

Court decision deals blow to Boston police gang database

Jan. 12, 2022 16:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the Boston Police Department’s controversial gang database. A panel of judges for the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled Monday in favor of Cristian Joshue Diaz Ortiz, a Salvadoran national who maintains...

Police: 2 Haitian journalists killed by gang near capital

Jan. 07, 2022 18:29 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two Haitian journalists were killed by gang members while reporting in a conflictive area south of Port-au-Prince, police said Friday, as a surge in violence continues to shake the Caribbean nation. One of the journalist's employers and some media...

Mexican governor denies drug links after photo with capos

Jan. 05, 2022 15:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s Morelos state has denied any links to drug traffickers after a 3-year-old photo surfaced showing him posing with three men identified as local drug gang leaders. Former Mexican national soccer team star Cuauhtemoc Blanco won the...

‘No. 1 priority’: NYPD busts gangs in push to curb violence

Jan. 04, 2022 18:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One suspected gang member was wanted for killing an 18-year-old college freshman as he ran from a bodega. Another was accused of wounding a college student while shooting at a gang rival. The Associated Press got a rare, firsthand view Tuesday as New York City...

Sheriff: Police shoot, wound man who allegedly shot K-9

Jan. 03, 2022 15:56 PM EST

McFARLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 38-year-old man was shot and wounded by police in California's San Joaquin Valley on New Year's Day after he allegedly shot a law enforcement dog, authorities said. Eduardo Figueroa is expected to survive his injuries, according to the Kern County...

Omaha reports 32 homicides in 2021, down from 37 in 2020

Jan. 02, 2022 13:47 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of homicides reported in Omaha declined to 32 in 2021, but that remained higher than the four years before killings spiked in 2020. Omaha police said the number of homicides in Nebraska's largest city declined about 14% from 2020's 37. Omaha Police...