Phoenix police arrest 20 street gang members in murder cases

PHOENIX - Twenty people from rival street gangs have been arrested by Phoenix police for their alleged involvement in at least two murders and conspiring to commit others.

PHOTOS: See mugs of the 20 suspects arrested

Authorities announced Friday that 15 other people indicted in the case still are being sought.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 23-year-old Leshon Jones and 21-year-old Antwon Glass are accused in a March murder stemming from a drug deal gone bad.

According to investigators, Jones and Glass made contact with the 27-year-old victim under the guise of wanting to buy marijuana from him. Authorities allege the two south Phoenix street gang members killed the man and stole the drugs.

Authorities say some of the suspects will be facing charges that include conspiracy to commit murder, assisting a criminal street gang, misconduct involving weapons and money laundering.


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