'We're Not Monsters': Mpls. Mother Decries Rising Violence After Shielding Children From GunfireMike Martin, who policed gang violence in Minneapolis for 25 years, believes a small number of gang members are likely responsible for some recent shootings in the city.
Six Twin Cities Men Indicted For Carjackings, Gang-Related ViolenceSix Twin Cities men were charged this week in a federal indictment that accuses them of several carjackings, gun violations and gang-related violence.
WCCO Gets Exclusive Ride-Along Look At St. Paul Police Force Fighting Gun ViolencePolice say there are at least 40 gangs in St. Paul, totaling between 650 and 900 members, with members making their own decision instead of relying structure and a hierarchy.
Police Arrest 3rd Teen In Party Bus KillingAuthorities say the rival groups involving 40 to 50 people argued on the bus and began fighting as they exited the vehicle.
'Shootings Are Up, Murders Are Not': Insight Into Mpls. Gang ViolenceMinneapolis Police Lt. Jeff Rugel, the head of a five-person gang squad, offered insight into gang violence Monday following two shootings downtown that left six people injured.
U.S. Attorney: Two Gang Members Indicted In Witness Retaliation PlotTwo men charged with plotting to retaliate against a trial witness were indicted in a St. Paul federal court Thursday, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office.
U.S. Attorney: 3 Gang Members Indicted On Firearms ChargesThree men will head to trial on charges of illegally possessing a firearm, and are accused of involvement with two violent gangs, according to court documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota.
Gang Member Charged With Murders Of Innocent Bystanders In Mpls. ShootingA Bloomington man faces eight criminal charges in connection to the gang-related shooting deaths of two men in a Minneapolis park in July. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says 23-year-old Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr., who goes by the nickname "Popeye," fatally shot 24-year-old Abdirahman Jined and 20-year-old Jorge Zavaleta-Martinez in the Peace Garden section of Peavey Park on the night of July 25.
17-Year-Old Charged In Deadly St. Paul ShootingA teenager has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old in St. Paul last week. Kelvin Donald Nickles, 17, also faces one criminal count of crime benefiting a gang.