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Dos Palos gang member sentenced to nine years in homicide case

A gang member from Dos Palos was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a shootout last year that left a 17-year-old rival gang member dead. Witnesses refused to cooperate with police and some evidence suggested the suspect may have been acting in self-defense, authorities say.

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Gang violence prevention money headed to Merced

Gov. Jerry Brown approved the state budget Monday that includes the $4.5 million championed by Merced-area elected officials to fight gang violence and other law enforcement issues. The Violence Interruption/Prevention Emergency Response, or VIPER, program uses social media, gang sources and information databases to intervene before violence happens, according to leaders.

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Detectives Raid Homes In Delhi

Dozens of law enforcement officials raided homes in Delhi on Friday, searching for weapons in connection with a string of recent gang shootings in the area. rparsons@mercedsunstar.com
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Detectives Raid Homes In Delhi 1:01

Detectives Raid Homes In Delhi

Marijuana Plants Seized In Merced 1:32

Marijuana Plants Seized In Merced

Shooting On Denver Avenue 1:55

Shooting On Denver Avenue

Merced CHP Officer Indicted For Child Molestation 1:27

Merced CHP Officer Indicted For Child Molestation