11 Gang Members, Associates Indicted On Gun Counts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eleven gang members and their associates have been arrested and indicted on federal gun charges after a takedown that authorities say will cause a significant blow to those behind recent violence in Hennepin County.
Authorities say the defendants include three leaders of the Stick Up Boys gang and one leader of the 1-9 gang.
The other defendants include prominent gang members and associates who supplied the gang with firearms.
The indictment says the two gangs are closely related, and were in a war with two rival gangs.
This gang war led to the shootings in which six gang members died and nine were wounded.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the arrests are a "huge win" and will put a dent in the gangs' operations for some time.