Murder suspect caught through gang’s MySpace page

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Oakland (CA) – Street gangs are increasing turning to social networking sites to boast about their accomplishments, but an Oakland murder suspect is now behind bars because of one such site.  19-year-old Dwayne Stancill was booked on suspicion of shooting a local high school football player.  Police detectives initially only had a vague description of the suspect, but came up with a name after viewing a MySpace page belonging to a local street gang.

Stancil, who is interestingly enough a son of a police detective, was arrested by officers on Tuesday after he was caught driving a stolen minivan.  He is being held without bail.

Read more … San Francisco Chronicle.