TRI CITY BOMBERS
The Tri City Bombers are a perfect example of how a clique of young break dancers can transform into a deadly criminal enterprise. The "Bombitas", as their known, originated as a break dancing crew in Lopezville colonia north of San Juan, Texas. The crew was based within the tri-city border metropolis of Pharr, San Juan and Alamo, TX. Tri City Bombers converted into a violent street gang in the early 1990’s when the popularity of break dancing declined. The ruthless street gang was involved in petty crime and many of its members were sent to prison where they were influenced by the violent Texas Syndicate prison gang.
Symbols: Classic 1950’s cars, Bombs, TCB.
Ranking structure: Paramilitary/Business
Territory: Pharr, San Juan and Alamo, TX
Alliances: Texas Syndicate
Racial Make up: Hispanic
TRI CITY BOMBERS ADOPT A PRISON GANG CONSTITUTION
Paroled members of the Tri City Bombers adopted the highly organized structure of the Texas Syndicate and set up a similar chain of command for their gang on the streets. The gang built an alliance with the Texas Syndicate in 1994 and assists the TS in high intensity drug trafficking, extortion and armed robberies.
TRI CITY BOMBERS SPLIT INTO FACTIONS
In 1994, Tri City Bombers Gilberto Villarreal and J.D. Urbina split from gang and form the Texas Chicano Brotherhood. The Tri City Bombers did not approve of the split and declared war with the Texas Chicano Brotherhood soon after. The Texas Syndicate, Tango Blast and Mexikanemi all joined in on the attack against the Texas Chicano Brotherhood to prevent the new gang from establishing itself in the Texas
TRI CITY BOMBERS MULTIPLYING IN TEXAS PRISONS
TDCJ gang intelligence officials say they have seen an increase in numbers of Tri City Bombers in Texas prisons and believe the gang is currently recruiting new members behind the walls. The sharp decline of traditional gangs such as Texas Syndicate may be the reason street gangs such as the Tri City Bombers are thriving in numbers.
TRI CITY BOMBERS CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS
In 1980s, the Tri City Bombers begin as a break dance crew and transcend into a violent street gang in the Pharr, San Juan and Alamo, TX. (Gang Intelligence 101)
In 1994, Tri City Bombers Gilberto Villarreal and J.D. Urbina
split from gang and form the Texas Chicano Brotherhood. The Tri City Bombers
did not approve of the split and declared war with the Texas Chicano Brotherhood
soon after. The Texas Syndicate, Tango Blast and Mexikanemi all joined in
on the attack against the Texas Chicano Brotherhood to prevent the new gang
from establishing itself in the Texas
prison system. (Gang Intelligence 101)
On December 15, 1995, members of the Tri-City Bombers ("Bombitas") gun down Missail Ramirez, Raul Gutierrez and Yvonne Gonzalez. Ramirez and Gutierrez were killed and Gonzalez survived to ID the killers to police. (Moreno, Jr. v. State, 1 S.W.3d 846 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, 1999)
On September 4, 2002, armed members of the Tri-City Bombers ("Bombitas") murder 6 women working at Garcia's Bar in Donna, Texas. The killers were ordered to murder Nora Rodriguez and M. Quintero, but mistakenly kill the wrong women. (Associated Press)
In January 4, 2003, armed members of the Tri-City Bombers
("Bombitas"), raid the stash house of rival Texas Chicano Brotherhood
members and murder 5 men. The killers who were wearing jackets with the
word "Police, were armed with SKS Norinco assault rifles. Victims include:
Juan Delgado, III, Juan Delgado, Jr., Jimmy Almendarez Ray Castillo and
Ruben Castillo. The brutal murders become known as the “Edinburg Massacre.”
(Medrano v. State, No. AP-75,320 (Tex. Crim. App. 11/26/2008) (Tex. Crim. App., 2008)
On September 4, 2002, armed members of the Tri-City Bombers ("Bombitas") murder 6 women working at Garcia's Bar in Donna, Texas. The killers were ordered to murder Nora Rodriguez and M. Quintero, but mistakenly kill the wrong women.
On April 11, 2000, Tri City Bombers fatally stab Rodulfo Landa to death at a night club in Hidalgo County, Texas. (Associate Press)
On June 2006, 3 members of the Tri City Bombers are stabbed
23 times by rival Texas Chicano Brotherhood members at the Telford state
prison in Texarkana, Texas. Augustin
Amador, 34, dies as a result of his wounds. (Associated Press)
In October 2007, two members of the Latin Kings brutally murder Tri City Bombers captain 42 year old Gerardo “Boxer” Gutierrez in Pharr, Texas. (Associated Press)
On Oct. 31, 2007, the Tri-City Bombers are paid by the Zeta drug cartel to attack a trucking business outside of Palmview. The attack came as a result of a drug debt. (Associated Press)
On April 2008, The U.S. Department of Justice announces that the Tri City Bombers, Texas Chicano Brotherhood, and Hermandad Pistoleros Latinos are all distributing large amounts of drugs throughout the South Texas area. (Associated Press)
OTHER DANGEROUS HISPANIC PRISON GANGS
BARRIO AZTECA - The Azteca use codes so deciphering gang messages is difficult for gang intelligence.
BORDER BROTHERS - The gang made bitter enemies with the Mara Salvatrucha &other prison gangs..
HPL - HERMANDAD DE PISTOLEROS LATINOS - Translates to "Brotherhood of the Latin Gunman"
INDIAN POSSE - The Indian Posse are involved in cocaine and marijuana dealing, boot legging & murder.
LATIN KINGS - The Latin Kings originated in the streets in Chicago in the 1943...........................................
LOS SOLIDOS - Los Solidos gang was founded in 1990 by ruthless Puerto Rican street thugs .....................
MEXICAN MAFIA - The Mexican Mafia is commonly confused with the Texas based Mexikanemi............
MEXIKANEMI - Texas Mexican Mafia - There is an estimated 17,000 Mexikanemi members....................
MEXICLES - Typical of all prison gangs, the PRM transformed from prey to predator in no time.................
MS-13 - MARA SALVATRUCHA - In 1980, The MS 13 was founded by El Salvadorian criminals...............
MANITOBA WARRIORS - The Manitoba Warriors met its first rival, the Indian Posse prison gang...........
NATIVE SYNDICATE - The NS made immediate enemies with other violent Native American cliques.........
TEXAS SYNDICATE - The Texas Syndicate is one of Texas’s most established prison gangs.......................
NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE - The prison gang spread into the New Mexico prison system in 1980............
NETAS - The gang was responsible for causing over 50 deaths in several Puerto Rico prison riots...............
NORTHERN STRUCTURE - NS consists of united gang members from northern California gangs............
NUESTRA FAMILIA - The bones of La Nuestra Familia (NF) originated in September 1967.......................
PRM - PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO MEXICANO - The gang began recruiting Texas inmates............
RAZA UNIDA - The Raza Unida (RU) is an organized prison gang that originated in 1988.............................
TANGO BLAST - This Texas based prison gang emerged in the Texas prison system in 1990......................
TEXAS CHICANO BROTHERHOOD - Texas prison gangs refused to allow the TCB to recruit.................
WEST TEXAS TANGO - The WT is currently involved in extortion and drug dealing in prison....................