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Gang Member Convicted of Killing CA Officer

Jurors deliberated for less than two hours Tuesday before reaching their verdict in the trial of Michael Christopher Mejia, 30. The verdict was read Wednesday morning, with the panel convicting Mejia of two counts of first-degree murder and single counts of attempted murder, carjacking and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Suspect in Chicago Shooting Says He Mistook Undercover Officers for Rival Gang Members

Eugene “Gen Gen” McClaurin, 28, was accused of shooting two federal agents and a Chicago officer as they drove in an unmarked police vehicle on the city's South Side early Wednesday.

Shootings in L.A. Up 73% in 2021

Homicides classified by the department as “gang-related'' increased by 44% and represent just under half of shooting victims this year, according to Moore, and the city has experienced a 41% increase in victims shot in gang-related shootings.

L.A. County DA Will Not Seek Death Penalty for Accused Cop Killer

"Over the objection of Mr. (Geoff) Lewin and I and despite our attempts to prevent this from happening, we've been ordered to remove the death penalty as punishment consideration in this case," Deputy District Attorney Garrett Dameron said during a hearing on the case today at the Norwalk courthouse.

L.A. Officers Present New Car to Woman After Hers was Destroyed in Hate Crime

LAPD said in a tweet the woman's car was jumped on and vandalized by "gang members." They reportedly jumped on the vehicle, bashed in the doors, and cut racial slurs into the paint. The car was a total loss.

Man Sentenced to 2 Life Terms Plus 835 Years in Murder of Arkansas Officer

A man convicted of murdering an off-duty Arkansas officer has been sentenced to two life terms plus 835 years in prison.

FBI Warns Gangs are Targeting Chicago Officers

"Members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties. The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent 'shoot on-sight' of said officer."

Violence in Chicago Rises, 104 People Shot over Father's Day Weekend

Chicago saw its highest number of gun violence victims in a single weekend this year with 104 people shot—14 of them fatally—with at least five minors being struck by gunfire.

ICE Agents Arrest Salvadoran Gang Member Wanted for Capital Murder

According to an agency press release, the man—identified as 25-year-old Jonathan Alexander Gonzalez-Rosales—is in the U.S. illegally and an active member of the 18th Street Gang, a transnational criminal organization.

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Mexico Authorities Invite FBI to Aid in Investigation of Murders of 9 American Mormons

The Mexican government on Sunday invited the FBI to send investigators to help in the investigation of the murder of nine U.S. citizens—six children, including 8-month-old twins, and three women—living in a Mormon community about 100 miles south of the border in the state of Sonora.

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