San Jose police Tuesday said the killing of an 18-year-old man on Monday night appears to be gang-related.
The man, who has yet to be identified, died late Monday night after a shooting around 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Ross Circle, San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia said.
Lt. Alan Cavallo said Tuesday the shooting had "gang undertones." Read More
WHAT: New York City authorities indicted 111 suspects in a $13 million identity theft ring described as the biggest in U.S. history. The gang had ties as far away as Africa and spent their loot on nationwide shopping sprees, five-star hotels and private jets. Read More
After four months of testimony, a massive racketeering and murder conspiracy trial of seven MS-13 gang members in federal court in San Francisco is due to begin winding up Monday with closing arguments.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup set the closing for Monday after prosecutors rested their rebuttal case Friday morning and defense attorneys said they, too, had no more witnesses. Read More
Defense attorneys denied that alleged gang members accused in last year’s slaying of a German woman visiting San Francisco with her husband are guilty of murder. Read More
In response to a spate of shootings in a gritty part of The City that includes the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods, police have stepped up patrols and deployed more gang task force officers.
Since late May, there have been at least five shootings — four of which police say are gang-related — along or near the Market and Sixth street corridors, with bystanders sometimes caught in the crossfire. Read More
San Francisco jurors deliberated for little more than two days before convicting an Oakland man Monday of first-degree murder for the 2003 slaying of a Tenderloin man.
Joevon Bowen now faces 25 years to life in prison for the Feb. 19, 2003, fatal shooting of 26-year-old Armando Arce during an attempted robbery at about 3:30 a.m. near Willow Alley and Polk Street. Read More
The latest in a spate of gang-related shootings left an 18-year-old San Francisco man dead Tuesday night.Police said they found Maurice Williamson near Cashmere Street and Dedman Court about 7:45 p.m. He had a gunshot wound to the head. The shooting is believed to be a gang killing, Police Department spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said. No arrests have been made, and police are asking for the public’s help. Read More
WHO: Richard Padilla Cramer of Green Valley, Ariz.
WHAT: A retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent pleaded guilty Thursday to active involvement in an international cocaine smuggling gang. For the plea deal, federal prosecutors in Miami dropped three drug trafficking charges against Cramer. Read More
A student at Skyline College in San Bruno who was shot on campus early this month is in jail this weekend for allegedly being a gang member with a gun and is scheduled to appear in San Mateo County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Eric Douglas Brewer, 20, was shot once in the buttocks at about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in a campus parking lot. He was transported to San
Francisco General Hospital and released within the week. Read More
Leaders of a nascent gang of teenagers that beat lone children in the Sunset and Taraval neighborhoods were arrested this week, according to police.
The 50-person True Brothers gang used weapons, force and intimidation to recruit its members from three schools in the City's west, according to Gang Task Force member Lieutenant Ernie Ferrando. Read More