Local man arrested for attempted murder of informant

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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 3:11 pm | Updated: 3:40 pm, Wed Feb 25, 2015.

A St. Joseph man, a former fugitive, became the focus of a federal complaint filed this week, accusing him of attempting to kill a federal informant in August.

Justin Hill, 19, was charged with attempt to kill another person with intent to retaliate for providing information to a law enforcement officer, stated the federal complaint filed by a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosions (ATF).

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  • socialfingered posted at 5:21 am on Sat, Sep 14, 2013.

    socialfingered Posts: 2150

    "On Sept. 4, authorities learned that the informant spoke with “Pablo,” a leader of the Latin Kings street gang in St. Joseph, and that Mr. Hill attempted to hire a gang member to murder the informant."
    Wait a minute. Hasn't the SJPD been telling us that St Joseph didn't have a gang problem?

  • devilsadvocate posted at 11:00 am on Sat, Sep 14, 2013.

    devilsadvocate Posts: 23

    You've got several street gangs in St. Joe, they are just not a problem, yet. Most, at this point are "want to be's".

  • Big Daddy posted at 5:12 pm on Sat, Sep 14, 2013.

    Big Daddy Posts: 61

    That was the former "Gang Intelligence Officer" Matt Rock but since he retired I guess gangs decided to spring up now.

  • socialfingered posted at 8:22 am on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

    socialfingered Posts: 2150

    I'd say they are a problem now and have been for quite some time. The cops don't like to admit that several of the killings in midtown have been gang related.


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