| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Two of three men charged with the 2011 slaying of 13-year-old Darius Brown, who was shot dead by gang gunfire while playing basketball on the South Side, have been convicted of his murder, authorities announced today.
Jamal Streeter, 21, and Aramis...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is catching flak from the very people who should be saying "amen" to his view of gun violence being focused on black drug dealers and gangs ("City murder rate should outrage even 'everyday citizens,'" Jan....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Two men convicted of the 2011 slaying of a 13-year-old boy as he played basketball at a Grand Boulevard park have each been sentenced to 50 years in prison, authorities said.
Jamal Streeter, 21, was sentenced today and Aramis Beachem, 24, last week for...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the Glendale (2) Freeway.
Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the 2 Freeway.
Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice resident...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Two men were convicted Friday of randomly firing into a group of young people, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three others in an attempt to "send a message" to their East Baltimore neighbors.
In May 2011, prosecutors said, Danyae Robinson, 31,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:27 AM
A 25-year-old man convicted of murdering two people in Santa Monica during attempts as a teenager to gun down rival gang members was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Jose Contreras Zapien Jr., was also given a...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Eddie Reyes was just a 12-year-old in the school lunch line when Daniel Diaz shook his hand, introduced himself and asked Reyes about God.
Twenty years after the pair first met, Diaz was still reaching out to young people. His ability to connect with...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Prosecutors charged a reputed gang member Friday with trying to kill two Glendale men during a brazen carjacking and separate shootings earlier this week.
Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga faces two felony counts of attempted murder as well as a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:20 PM
In a year in which the number of homicides plummeted across California, a few communities were outliers in 2013, leaving crime experts puzzled and some residents on edge.
In Pomona, a city of 150,000 people on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County,...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Pomona was one of a few areas in Southern California to see a major spike in killings in 2013.
Homicides in the city jumped from 17 to 29, a 70% increase.
Communities patrolled by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department also recorded a homicide...