Gang-related crime

December 22, 2017 - 1:07 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Three men have been convicted of killing a nephew of Atlanta's mayor-elect in a mistaken gang shooting. Authorities have said 18-year-old Darius Bottoms was shot in the head because 23-year-old Ryan Bowdery, 22-year-old David Dajunta Wallace and 19-year-old Rashad Barber mistook him...
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December 20, 2017 - 12:20 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A total of eight people are now charged in what police call a gang murder of a woman whose body was found this fall in a wooded area of Anne Arundel County. County police earlier arrested six, and announced charges Wednesday against two more in the death of 21-year-old Jenni...
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December 19, 2017 - 3:56 pm
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey police officer convicted of helping gang members in investigations has been sentenced to 10 years without parole. Forty-nine-year-old Keith German, a 16-year veteran of the Asbury Park police department, was convicted in September of three counts of...
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December 19, 2017 - 7:36 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A gang member accused of shooting at a police officer in Georgia has been arrested after several days on the run. News outlets report Kevin Scott Sosebee was arrested Friday in connection with the three shots fired at a Cobb County officer who was sitting in his patrol car last...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2017, file photo, Zenobia Dobson kisses a photograph of her son Zaevion Dobson that serves as the memorial marker for a new playground named and dedicated in his honor in Knoxville, Tenn. A prosecutor said Tuesday, Dec. 5, at start of the murder trial of three young men that at least 34 shots were fired in an attack that killed the Tennessee high school student who was posthumously lauded for courageously shielding two girls from the gunfire. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 4:58 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor said as the murder trial of three young men opened Tuesday that at least 34 shots were fired in an attack that killed a Tennessee high school student, a promising football player lauded for shielding two girls from the gunfire. Christopher Drone Bassett, Kipling...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, residents walk past board highlighting the security markers on the latest Yuan note outside a bank in Beijing, China. Chinese police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) out of the country, evading financial controls imposed by Beijing to stem an outflow of capital from the economy.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 24, 2017 - 1:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) out of the country, evading financial controls imposed by Beijing to stem an outflow of capital from the economy. Seven suspects were detained in the case centered in the southern city Shaoguan...
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November 23, 2017 - 2:26 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police and court documents describe a slaying in which MS-13 gang members stabbed a man more than 100 times, cut his head off and cut his heart out. The documents were made public at a court hearing Wednesday for 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego. He is charged with first-...
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Christopher "Jake" Carrizal, right, gets a hug following a mistrial, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Waco, Texas. The Dallas chapter president of the Bandidos motorcycle club is the first to stand trial involving the 2015 shootout where nine people were fatally shot and 18 people were injured outside of Twin Peaks restaurant. (Tommy Witherspoon/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 6:09 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Friday in a case involving a leader of the Bandidos biker gang after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked in the first trial stemming from the deadliest shootout between biker groups in U.S. history. Jurors had deliberated for 14 hours in the...
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October 09, 2017 - 3:18 pm
ENFIELD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says a home invasion in which four elderly people were shot and killed may be gang-related, adding that the home may have been targeted. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp provided the update to local media outlets during a briefing on Monday. He provided...
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September 30, 2017 - 9:56 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in North Carolina have shown jurors photos of the bodies a couple they say was killed in retaliation by a gang in their South Carolina home. Randall Hankins, Nana Adoma and Ahkeem McDonald are on trial in federal court for the deaths of Doug and Debbie London at...
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