| May 15, 2014
| 8:36 PM
A man accused of fatally shooting three teenagers in 2009 when he was aiming for a rival gang member has been found guilty of murder, but his codefendant was acquitted Thursday, authorities said.
Martin Ybarra, 25, was accused of killing Johnny Edwards,...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:52 PM
When Julio Martinez crossed the U.S. border illegally more than a decade ago, his attorneys say, he was running for his life, attempting to escape the deadly and pervasive gang he joined in his native El Salvador as a 14-year-old boy.
| May 21, 2014
Cook County probation officers have for years quietly teamed up with law enforcement to go into probationers' homes without warrants, looking for guns, drugs and information and leading to questionable and illegal searches, the Tribune has found....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Earlier this month, Shelton Nicholas, 23, became San Bernardino’s 26th homicide victim of the year. His July 5 shooting at an abandoned home was the first in a bloody run of killings -- five dead in the city in just nine days.
A father of five...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:48 PM
More than three dozen alleged members and associates of a San Gabriel Valley gang said to be controlled by the Mexican Mafia were indicted on a range of murder, robbery, drug trafficking and other charges, federal officials announced Wednesday.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:39 AM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is beefing up patrols in Duarte after three shootings in two days left a teen and one man dead and another man wounded, authorities said Tuesday.
The latest shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:32 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is beefing up patrols in Duarte after three shootings in two days left two teens dead and another man wounded, authorities said Tuesday.
The latest shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday, when a 16-year-old...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:17 AM
At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street.
Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
| Dec 27, 2013
My neighborhood, Maple Park, is very violent and I often hear gunshots. Nobody is safe to go outside. Children can't play in the park because parents are worried. It's even a risk just walking to school and back home.
I am a victim of...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Los Angeles recorded another large drop in homicides in 2013, and nowhere has the trend been more pronounced than in the San Fernando Valley.
The Valley had 40 homicides this year, dropping 35% from 2012 — the biggest decline of any region in...
| Jan 3, 2014
Maria Gutierrez wipes away tears as she watches video of her son Angel staring at the camera, singing in a powerful voice that rattles her cellphone speaker. In a corner of her apartment, a poster depicts him smiling under a Cubs cap, a pair of wings...