Seven south Minneapolis gang members face charges in connection to a multi-year gang war with their rivals, which includes a 2014 shooting outside the Hennepin County Medical Center, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
A ban has been issued against eight known gang members, preventing them from attending St. Paul’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. A judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting members from the group “Hit Squad” from the festival Saturday.
Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang.
Law enforcement agencies across Hennepin County say they put a major dent in Twin Cities gang activity Friday. Friday morning, Sheriff Rich Stanek announced the arrests of 11 known gang members from two different gangs.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said that three gang members have been charged with a number of Minneapolis-area crimes, including shootings and burglaries.
A 38-year-old Wisconsin man has been accused of threatening to shoot up a Coon Rapids, Minn. hospital earlier this month, according to charges filed.
A 25-year-old St. Paul man was found guilty Friday on four separate counts related to his role in the gang rape of a teenage girl in November of 2011.
More gun violence in north Minneapolis has a group of concerned neighbors going door-to-door, advising parents to recognize signs that their kids could be criminals or involved in gangs.
FBI officials in Minneapolis are apologizing for characterizing two homicide victims as gang members.
They are known for acts of violence, but on Tuesday, three leaders of the Tre Tre Crips in North Minneapolis are calling for peace.