Latest Gang-related crime News

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 35 years in Maryland slaying

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period. The Capital Gazette reports that Moises Alexis...

Officials: Gang members killed 3, caught with drugs and guns

Sep. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Members and associates of a Waterbury gang are accused of committing three murders, eight attempted murders, assaults, and drug and gun crimes over the past four years, according to federal grant jury indictments announced Friday. Federal and...

Police: Girl shot through door in Yakima after group knocked

Sep. 14, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old girl was shot through a door in Yakima by someone in a group of girls that approached her duplex. Yakima Police Captain Jay Seely said police responded to the home at about 11 p.m. Saturday and found the teen with a gunshot...

Man convicted of killing San Diego police officer

Sep. 13, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who shot and killed a San Diego police officer and wounded another in 2016 was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Jesse Michael Gomez, 60, now phases a penalty phase of trial to determine whether he could face life in...

Pakistan police arrest alleged child abusers, seek suspects

Sep. 12, 2021 03:50 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s police said they were searching for members of a gang accused of abusing minors and making pornographic videos in a marriage hall in the eastern Punjab province. Four suspects from the group were already arrested in a raid late...

Man freed after 21 years behind bars over double killing

Sep. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man who spent 21 years in prison over the killings of two people in a Bakersfield gang shooting that he denied committing was freed Thursday, his lawyers announced. Dwight Jones, 41, was released from the Lerdo Pretrial Facility in the...

Gang member's convictions tossed because of illegal search

Sep. 09, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has overturned the convictions of a Wilmington street gang member for murder and other crimes because police conducted an unconstitutional search of his cell phone data. Diamonte Taylor, 23, was sentenced last year to life...

Men charged in connection with girl's death plead not guilty

Sep. 07, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two men who have been charged in connection with the shooting death last year of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Secoriea Turner was killed July 4, 2020, while riding in an SUV with her mother and her mother’s friend near...

Haiti pledges to crack down on gangs, fight rise in crime

Sep. 06, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government warned Monday about a spike in kidnappings and other crimes as it pledged to fight gangs, drawing retorts from two crime bosses that any crackdown will bring greater violence aimed at police in the already unstable country. ...

Remembering Tupac: Las Vegas killing unsolved after 25 years

Sep. 05, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The last scene of his life unfolds in 12 grainy seconds. Tupac Shakur’s swinging hard in the final footage captured of him alive. It’s 8:49 p.m. on Sept. 7, 1996. Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has just broken...