Friday, July 18, 2014

Mexican Gangs Responsible For Bank Robbery Homicide In Stockton CA

Beloved wife and mother Misty Holt-Singh was killed when she was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between the bank robbers who took her hostage and the Stockton police.

[From article]
The three suspects in a bank robbery gone wrong who used a married mother as a human shield during a high-speed chase and gun battle with police are believed to be part of a notorious street gang, authorities said.
Misty Holt-Singh was one of three women - another customer and a bank employee - taken hostage and used as human shields during shootout that saw 20 officers fire shots and three of the getaway SUV's six occupants including her die.
A 19-year-old gang-banger was taken alive by police and two of the hostages pushed from the moving vehicle after being shot are miraculously expected to survive their injuries, authorities said.
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The Nortenos are a notoriously-violent street gang ravaging parts of California as they wage war with rival gangs, especially the Surenos.
Norteno is Spanish for "northerner,' and sureno is Spanish for 'Southerner.'
Both rival groups were born in the California prison system during the 1980s and 1990s.
Branches of Surenos include the infamous MS-13, which has been referred to by authorities in the past as the world's most dangerous street gang.
Members are predominantly Mexican and make money through drug sales and human trafficking, but the bulk of their profits come from selling drugs. battle-killed-mother-used-human-shield-Police-say-three-robbers-notorious-Nortenos-gang.html
Deadly California street gang behind robbery and AK-47 street battle that killed mother used as human shield: Three robbers were from notorious Nortenos gang
The three suspects are believed by police to be members of the violent Norteno street gang
Misty Holt-Singh was taken hostage by armed robbers who reportedly used her as a human shield as they exchanged gunfire with police
The three armed robbers fled Wednesday afternoon from a Bank of the West branch in Stockton, California
They took three female hostages from bank at gunpoint before leading police on a 45-minute pursuit through city streets
Two hostages were thrown from the bullet-riddled vehicle during the wild chase and shootout
Fourteen police cars and numerous homes were shot up by the suspects
Two suspects were killed and a third, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, was taken into police custody
PUBLISHED: 23:38 EST, 17 July 2014 | UPDATED: 05:33 EST, 18 July 2014

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