Prince Georges County, MD-Police have arrested four men and a teenager with the murder of a 16 year old boy from Fairfax County, Virginia.
The five suspects are park of an MS-12 “clique” that operates in Fairfax County, VA. The victim, Jacson Pineda Chicas, also belonged to the gang.
A sheriff's deputy found the Chicas' body over the weekend in a wooded area off of River Road in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Authorities believe he was murdered in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Prince George's County police said Friday that 29-year-old Jose Ordonez-Zometa, 25-year-old Jose Hernandez-Garcia, 20-year-old Jonathan Castillo-Rivera, 18-year-old Kevin Rodriguez-Flores and 16-year-old Christian Martinez-Ramirez were charged in Chicas' murder.
Chicas mother, who did not want to be identified, said that her son was forced to join the gang in El Salvador and that’s why their family fled the country. But Chicas was unable to escape the gang in America.
His mother said he was trying to leave the gang and he started living at a house in Prince George’s county to spare his parents and sibling from danger.
When gang members previously accused Chicas of talking to police they threatened to kill his family and he has told them to kill himself instead.
"He had to take knives to defend himself, and screwdrivers. He had razors and he told me, 'Mom, I'm going to defend myself with them, but it's not going to be enough.”
Police have not confirmed a motive for the killing at this time. Chicas and several other members went to a meeting at the clique leader’s home in the 7000 block of Varnum Street in Landover Hills on March 8.
"During the meeting, a violent attack took place where our victim was stabbed as many as 100 times," said Major Brian Reilly with the Prince George's County Police Department.
Reilly said the suspects then drove Chicas’ body to Stafford County, where the dumped it and set it on fire.
Ordonez-Zometa is in the custody of Prince George’s County police, while the four others are in custody in Virginia.
Police are asking anyone with information on the investigation to call detectives at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app.