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July 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Trial begins in 2008 gang slaying of teen at Garfield High

Testimony is under way in the trial of a man accused of killing 15-year-old Quincy Coleman and wounding a second boy at Garfield High School nearly six years ago. Deangelo A. Saloy, 22, is on trial in King County Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on…

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April 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Community leaders speak out against recent Seattle shootings

Responding to three recent fatal shootings in Seattle, community leaders called on the city to install surveillance cameras in “hot spots” where violence has occurred. “We owe it to our children to stop the violence,” the Rev. Harriett Walden, a founder of Mothers for Police Accountability, a social-justice and advocacy organization in Seattle, said during a…

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March 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Man sentenced 2nd time for 1994 shooting at Ballard High School

A 36-year-old man who fatally shot a student outside Ballard High School in 1994 was sentenced for a second time in the drive-by slaying, again to slightly more than 51 years in prison. Brian Ronquillo, who was 16 at the time, fired eight times as the car he was in passed students on the More

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February 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Man wounded by gunfire in Rainier Valley

A 32-year-old man has been hospitalized with a non-life-threatening wound after he was shot early this morning, Seattle police said. Police responded to reports of a shooting just before 1 a.m. in the 7400 block of Rainier Avenue South and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his right arm. Police said he gave officers varying accounts of what…

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January 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Seattle gang member indicted in sex trafficking case

A gang member who served prison time in 2009 for pimping girls has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he engaged in sex trafficking and transporting a victim for purposes of prostitution. Desmond Manago, 25, allegedly forced and coerced a woman into engaging in prostitution, according to the the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. Manago is…

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January 12, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Man shot in Seattle, tells police a gang is angry with him

A 21-year-old who identified himself as a gang member told Seattle Police he was shot in the thigh as he was walking along the 4100 block of South Court Street Saturday. About 6:30 p.m. police were called to investigate the sound of gunshots and found shell-casings but no suspect. Police were later called to the Swedish…

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December 18, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Police: Shooting of Sunnyside 5-year-old gang-related

The Associated Press SUNNYSIDE, Yakima County — A 5-year-old boy was wounded by a shot fired into a home at Sunnyside, and police call the shooting gang-related. Police say the boy was hit about 9 p.m. Tuesday and taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower body. There’s no word Wednesday on his condition. The…

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December 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Brother of White Center homicide victim appeals for public’s help

The brother of a White Center man who was killed when he was mistaken for a gang member a week ago appealed for someone with information to come forward. The victim, Michael Delfin-Rodriguez, 22, and his brother, Saul Delfin-Rodriquez, were walking down Southwest 108th Street near Second Avenue Southwest around 2 a.m. Nov. 27 when two young men confronted them…

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November 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Westlake undercover investigation results in more than 30 arrests

More than 30 suspected drug dealers and gang members were arrested this week following a months-long undercover operation run by Seattle police and the King County Sheriff’s Office in the area around Westlake Mall, according to law enforcement officials. Seattle police said the investigation, dubbed “Operation Happy Holidays,” was initiated after receiving numerous reports of drug-dealing and…

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