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Tag: Gangs

Sep.
24th

Charges filed against two in alleged gang-shooting near Puyallup Fair

Pierce County prosecutors have filed charges against two young men in connection with a gang-related shooting outside the Puyallup Fair on Saturday night.

Prosecutors have charged Robert Earl Doss Jr., 19, with first-degree assault with a firearm and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Anthony Michael Gioiosa, 17, was charged with  two counts of first-degree assault, attempted first-degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. Both remain in Pierce County Jail on $150,000 each, pending trial.

Puyallup police were called to a fast-food restaurant near the Puyallup Fair gates just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday for a possible shooting. A

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Sep.
21st

UPDATED: Gang-related stabbing, shooting over the weekend in Puyallup

Puyallup police handled a stabbing inside the Puyallup Fair and shooting outside the fairgrounds over the weekend, both of which appear to be gang related.

A 19-year-old Tacoma man was seriously injured in the stabbing; no serious injuries were reported in the shooting.

The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. Saturday during an altercation between two groups of young men at a fast-food restaurant in the 700 block of South Meridian, Puyallup deputy police chief Bryan Jeter said.

Witnesses reported that two shots were fired and people in both groups had weapons. Both groups fled the scene.

An officer working traffic

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Sep.
18th

One man charged in connection with Lakewood gang-related shooting

Lakewood police have identified at least one person involved in a suspected gang-related shooting last month.

One man has been charged with one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the Aug. 28 shootout in the 10200 block of Lila Lane Southwest.

Officers had responded to the area for a “shots fired” call. When they arrived, officers found no one around. They did find recent blood spots and several shell casings. More shell casings were discovered in a grassy area the next day.

Through the investigation, detectives identified a man believed to be involved. He

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Sep.
3rd

Lakewood police seeking info on suspected gang shooting

Lakewood police are searching for the gunmen involved in a gang-related shooting last week.

Officers responded to the 10200 block of Lila Lane about 11:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. They’d received reports of multiple gunshots and people running from the area, officers reported.

Officers found several spent shell casings and a pool of blood. However, they were not able able to locate a gunshot victim or any suspects.

They discovered that several bullets had hit a house in the neighborhood, nearly striking someone asleep inside, police reported.

Through the investigations, detectives have learned there was a large party in the

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Aug.
14th

Man wanted in burglary case caught in Lakewood

Gang officers from the Lakewood and Tacoma police departments arrested a suspected burglar with gang ties Wednesday night in Lakewood.

Prosecutors had charged Jason “Popeye” Delacruz with first-degree trafficking in stolen property and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. (He’s one of six people charged in the case.)

Charging documents indicate he was involved in three burglaries, including one at a Washington State Patrol trooper’s house, in June.¬† Two burglaries occurred in Lakewood; the third was in Graham, according to court documents. Firearms were stolen in two of the burglaries.

Property from the burglaries was then sold at

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Aug.
13th

Gangs are a statewide problem, state AG says

State Attorney General Rob McKenna visited Yakima on Wednesday and spoke at a Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce luncheon about gang violence.

He talked about how gangs are a statewide problem and offered some of the ideas he has to curb to the violence.

Read the Yakima Herald-Republic story here.