Attorney General Brown announces convictions of two members of ’39 Babies’ gang

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Wednesday announced the guilty pleas and sentencing of two members of Baltimore’s “39 Babies” gang. Karon Johnson and Pierre Briggs, both of Baltimore and both 23 years old, pleaded guilty to charges including participation in a criminal organization and firearms violations. Johnson also pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. The […]

ICE arrests MS-13 gang member convicted of accessory to murder in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Baltimore apprehended a Salvadoran noncitizen who was convicted in 2023 of accessory to first-degree murder after the fact in Montgomery County. Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested the 30-year-old MS-13 gang member on January 29 near his residence in Silver Spring. “This unlawfully present Salvadoran gang member’s presence in the United […]

Police say brawl between gang members led to Edgewood quadruple shooting

UPDATE: Police have arrested nine suspects in connection with this shooting. Original story below… EDGEWOOD, MD—Police have released additional details on a July 4th quadruple shooting in Harford County. At just before 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 600-block of Edgewood Road for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies […]

Three-month investigation leads to massive seizure of drugs, guns throughout Baltimore County, City

BALTIMORE, MD—Members of the Baltimore Police Department in partnership with the Baltimore County Police Department have seized a large quantity of narcotics, money and guns as a result of a multi-jurisdiction investigation into the East Coast Farms group. On March 27, 2023, the two agencies affected search warrants at three residential locations and one commercial location between Baltimore City and […]

Six Baltimore BGF gang members indicted for racketeering, murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging six Baltimore men for conspiring to participate in a violent racketeering enterprise known as the Black Guerilla Family gang. The indictment, which was returned on December 15, 2022 and unsealed on Monday, charges the following defendants: David Warren, a/k/a “Meshawn” and “LA Meshawn,” 30; Barak Olds, 33; Davante Harrison, a/k/a […]

Baltimore gang leader sentenced to more than 37 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore-area gang leader has been sentenced to more than 37 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett on Thursday sentenced Trayvon Hall, a/k/a “Tru,” and “G Tru,” 31, of Baltimore, yesterday to 454 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug conspiracy charges, related to his activities as the […]

Baltimore-area MS-13 gang members indicted for racketeering conspiracy, murders, attempted murders

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury in Maryland has returned an indictment charging four members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang with racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder, and drug trafficking. Three of the defendants are scheduled to have initial appearances this week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The following defendants, all from Baltimore, are charged with racketeering conspiracy: Wilson […]