MS-13 gang members arrested in Medina for violent Virginia murder

Posted at 9:35 AM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 10:22:19-05

Two accused members of a Salvadoran gang were arrested in Medina on murder charges for shooting and slicing up a man with a machete. 

Kevin Cruz, 22, and Carlos Cisneros, 21, are charged with complicity to commit murder along with six other members of the MS-13 street gang who executed a man in Virginia last month, according to a U.S. Marshals news release.

The gang members shot the man several times and sliced him up with a machete. All eight members were charged with the crime and six were arrested in Virginia, the release said. 

Cruz and Cisneros were wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Prince William County Sheriff in Virginia.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals were notified that Cruz and Cisneros were staying at an apartment in the 300 block of Springbok Drive in Medina. 

After hours of surveillance, officers saw the pair leave the apartment and get into a vehicle. Moments later, officers conducted a traffic stop and were immediately arrested.

They are being held at the Medina County jail as they wait to be extradited back to Virginia.