Suspected MS13 gang members rounded up, charged in murder of Edwin Chicas

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Police today announced the arrest of five people in the October 29 shooting death of Edwin Chicas, 22, who was killed outside a home near Manassas.

From Prince William police: 

Murder Investigation *MULTIPLE ARRESTS – On November 9, detectives from the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and Special Investigations Bureau, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Manassas City Police Department and the City of Manassas Park Police Department, attempted to arrest several suspects involved in the murder of Edwin Ivan Chicas which occurred in the 7500 block of Quail Run Ln in Manassas on October 29.

The preliminary investigation into the murder revealed that the victim was fatally shot following an altercation in the above area. Two men, identified as Marlon Edenilson ARGUETA-FLORES and Gerson Aldair SORTO-RAMIREZ, are alleged to have caused the victim’s death. The investigation further revealed that several other individuals were also involved in the murder, either as accessories after the fact or as co-conspirators. Detectives determined this murder was gang related as several of the suspects arrested were identified as members of the criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS13.

Following the investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants for eight adults and one juvenile. Seven of those suspects wanted by police were arrested without incident. Authorities also executed multiple search warrants at five residences in connection to this investigation.

                Arrested on November 9:

                Marlon Edenilson ARGUETA-FLORES, 23, of 8329 Shady Grove Cir in Manassas City

                Charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony


                Gerson Aldair SORTO-RAMIREZ, 18, of 8828 Flatbush Ct in Manassas

                Charged with murder


                Omar Javier VILLEGAS-AYALA, 19, of 9450 Locust Terr, #1108, in Manassas Park

                Kevin PORTILLO QUINTANILLA, 18, of 10110 Sabin Dr in Manassas

                Both suspects above were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony

                Ana Luisa HERNANDEZ-RAMIREZ, 29, of 9450 Locust Terr, #1108, in Manassas Park

                Tania Manilo HENRIQUEZ-CARRONZA, 24, of 9450 Locust Terr, #1108, in Manassas Park

                Both suspects above were charged with accessory after the fact


Court Date: January 9, 2017


Arrested on November 9: [Juvenile]

A 17-year-old male juvenile of Manassas

Charged with conspiracy to commit a felony



Kevin Vigil CRUZ, 22, of the 9400 block of Locust Terr in Manassas Park [No photo available]

Carlos Antoni CISNEROS-ESPINAL, 21, of the 10900 block of Coverstone Dr in Manassas [Photo from December 2015]

                Both suspects above are wanted for accessory after the fact


Search Warrant Locations:

  • 8329 Shady Grove Cir, City of Manassas

  • 8828 Flatbush Ct, Manassas-Prince William County

  • 9450 Locust Terr, #1108, City of Manassas Park

  • 10110 Sabin Dr, Manassas-Prince William County

  • 11052 Camfield Ct, #201, Manassas-Prince William County

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