7 Arrested & Charged in Gang-Related Slaying in Prince William County

By Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post

Six men and women, and a juvenile, have been arrested and charged in connection with a killing in October in Prince William County, involving the criminal gang MS13, authorities said.

The seven were arrested and charged Thursday by Prince William County Police and agents from the FBI and ATF. They were involved, police said, in the Oct. 29 fatal shooting of Edwin Ivan Chicas, 22.

Police said Chicas was shot after a disagreement with some of those charged, in the 7500 block of Quail Run Lane in Manassas.

The seven are members of MS13, police said.

(Take a look at one of America’s most feared Hispanic street gangs MS-13. Courtesy of Gangland via Street Life Love and YouTube)

Authorities said they have seen attempts to rebuild the notorious gang in some areas in the D.C. region after a lull in gang-related violence.

Police have charged:

  • Marlon E. Argueta-Flores, 23
  • Gerson A. Sorto-Ramirez, 18
  • Omar J. Villegas-Ayala, 19
  • Kevin P. Quintanilla, 18
  • Ana L. Hernandez-Ramirez, 29,
  • and Tania M. Henriquez-Carronza, 24.
  • Police also arrested a 17-year-old, who is being charged as a juvenile.

They are all from the Manassas area.

Police charged Argueta-Flores and Sorto-Ramirez with murder in Chicas’s death. The others were charged either as co-conspirators or accessories, according to the police.

Police are also looking for Kevin Vigil Cruz, 22, and Carlos Antoni Cisneros-Espinal, 21, and have warrants for their arrest.