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  • Gang-related shooting is first Pomona homicide of 2014

    Gang-related shooting is first Pomona homicide of 2014
    An 18-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Pomona early Sunday. Jenesis Daniel Lopez was tagging several buildings near the 900 block of E. Holt Aveue with another individual when he was confronted by two suspects, according...
  • L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops

    L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops
    Overall crime in Los Angeles dropped for the 11th straight year in 2013, with many categories seeing the lowest per capita rates in decades, city officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Monday that final...
  • Gun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber traced to Maine gang

    When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire. He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
  • In Mexico, Ciudad Juarez reemerging from grip of violence

    In Mexico, Ciudad Juarez reemerging from grip of violence
    Angel Corral is in many ways the new face of a city long known for its criminal gangsters and one of the world's highest homicide rates. At 29, with pale green eyes and a can-do spirit, Corral is riding Ciudad Juarez's return to life, running three...
  • FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence

    FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence
    In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem. Comey, who was...
  • USC shooter breaks down in tears after getting 40 years to life

    USC shooter breaks down in tears after getting 40 years to life
    A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus, injuring four, sobbed uncontrollably in court Friday after he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. At one point, sheriff's deputies had to restrain...
  • Man gets 40 years to life in shooting at USC

    Man gets 40 years to life in shooting at USC
    A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus sobbed in court Friday as he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. At one point, sheriff's deputies had to calm Brandon Spencer as he banged his head on...
  • A moment of thought could have saved shooter his tears

    A moment of thought could have saved shooter his tears
    Brandon Spencer ought to be considered an object lesson by wannabe gangsters carrying guns. The 21-year-old was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for shooting into a crowd waiting in line for a Halloween party on the USC campus in 2012....
  • Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals

    No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil. At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
  • A new California trend -- prosecuting rap

     A new California trend -- prosecuting rap
    For 16 months, Bay Area rapper Deandre Mitchell — better known as Laz Tha Boy — has been sitting in a jail cell faced with a decision no artist should have to make: whether to defend his innocence at trial, knowing his music likely will be...
  • Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved

    Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved
    The call to the county homicide detective came in the middle of the night. A man had been gunned down at a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Found on the scene, the victim's cellphone held a message from someone named Ashley. It read simply, "You...