Police: Hagerstown man charged with firing gun; said he was doing 'hits' for gang member

A Hagerstown allegedly told police he was doing "hits" for a gang member after being charged Friday on accusations he was seen on video firing a handgun Thursday afternoon in the first block of East Baltimore Street.

Travis Clayton Pettit, 37, of Jallwood Drive, was being held without bond Friday after being charged by Hagerstown police with discharging a handgun in city limits, possession of a loaded handgun, illegal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment and other firearm offenses in the 1:25 p.m. incident, which was called in as a shots fired report, according to the charging document.

MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy and Murder in Massachusetts

BOSTON – A member of the MS-13 gang pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in Boston to RICO conspiracy and admitted to his participation in the murders of two teenagers in Massachusetts, one in 2016 in East Boston and the other in 2018 in Lynn.

Henri Salvador Gutierrez a/k/a “Perverso,” 22, a Salvadorian national, pleaded guilty to racketeering, also known as RICO conspiracy. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for Oct. 8, 2021.

MS-13 is a transnational street gang operating in Massachusetts and numerous other states, as well as countries such as El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. MS-13 members follow certain core rules and principles, including that members attack and attempt to kill members of rival gangs, and members do not act as informants or cooperate with law enforcement.