Gang-related crime

January 12, 2018 - 12:31 pm
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army says a militant oil leader who had once organized the kidnapping of four British missionaries and death of one of them has been killed. Military Joint Task Force spokesman Maj. Ibrahim Abdullahi said Friday that Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, who was known as "Karowei...
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Japanese gang member Shigeharu Shirai displays his tattoos at a police station during a press conference in Lopburi, central Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Thai police have arrested the 72-year-old fugitive who was recognized when his full-body tattoos were circulated online. A police statement says Shirai was arrested Wednesday in a province north of Bangkok, where he has been hiding for over 10 years to evade murder charges in Japan in connection with the death of a rival gang member. (AP Photo)
January 11, 2018 - 9:03 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said they have arrested a 74-year-old fugitive Japanese gang member who was recognized when photos of his full-body tattoos were circulated online. A police statement said Shigeharu Shirai was arrested Wednesday in a province north of Bangkok where he has been hiding for...
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January 09, 2018 - 10:29 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six North Carolina gang members have been sentenced for their roles in the 2014 deaths of a South Carolina couple. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the members of the United Blood Nation gang were sentenced Monday to prison terms ranging from 13 years to life in prison...
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January 08, 2018 - 9:51 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A yearlong Associated Press analysis found more than a dozen firearms sold by law enforcement agencies in Washington state since 2010 later became evidence in new criminal investigations. Identifying guns sold by law enforcement and matching them to new crimes required extensive...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, police lift crime scene tape after two people were shot and transported to Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before but raging gang wars in the city's most violent neighborhoods drove the total beyond the 600 mark for just the second time in well over a decade. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)
January 01, 2018 - 2:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for only the second time in more than a decade. The Chicago Police Department released statistics Monday...
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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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