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    Northern Virginia bureau reporter David Culver looks at Prince William County's two-pronged response to gang violence. (Published Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016)

    Police have made two more arrests in the death in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in Manassas, Virginia, bringing the number of people charged with nine. 

    Kevin Vigil Cruz, 22, of Manassas Park, and Carlos Antoni Cisneros-Espinal, 21, of Manassas were arrested in Ohio Thursday, the Prince William County police said. 

    The arrests came one day after four men, two women and a 17-year-old boy were also charged in the death of Edwin Ivan Chicas.

    Chicas died after he was shot multiple times the night of Oct. 29 on the 7500 block of Quail Run Lane.

    Investigators believe the suspects are affiliated with a gang.

    Carlos Antoni Cisneros-Espinal
    Photo credit: Prince William County Police Department

    “The fact that they are associates of MS-13, a gang, a very violent criminal gang, makes us want to get them into custody even more," police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.

    These nine suspects were arrested:

    • Kevin Vigil Cruz, 22, of Manassas Park was charged with accessory after the fact. 
    • Carlos Antoni Cisneros-Espinal, 21, of Manassas was charged with accessory after the fact. 
    • Marlon Edenilson Argueta Flores, 23, of Manassas, was charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
    • Gerson Aldair Sorto Ramirez, 18, of Manassas, was charged with murder.
    • Omar Javier Villegas-Ayala, 19, of Manassas Park, was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
    • Kevin Portillo Quintanilla, 19, of Manassas, was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
    • Ana Luisa Hernandez-Ramirez, 29, of Manassas Park, was charged with accessory after the fact.
    • Tania Manilo Henriquez-Carronza, 24, of Manassas Park, was charged with accessory after the fact.

    A 17-year-old boy from Manassas, who police did not name, was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

    Photo credit: Courtesy of family

    After Chicas was killed, one of his sisters wept as she spoke about what he was like.

    "He was a very good brother, and he was a very good uncle, and he was a very loving person and he didn't deserve this at all," she said.

    Chicas's mother previously said she feared for her son because he spent time with gang members.

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    Chicas's death is the third gang-related murder in Prince William County this year, police said.