DETROIT (WWJ) – Over a dozen suspected gang members of the Seven Mile Bloods (SMB) have been indicted on federal charges in what the government says is an “active gang war” in Detroit.

Investigators allege this gang is behind many of the shootings on the city’s east side, operating around the Gratiot Avenue and Kelly Road between Seven and Eight Mile roads reports WWJ’s Stephanie Davis.

SMB members have claimed this area as their territory and refer to it as the “Red Zone” or “4-8-2-0-Die” in some of their rap lyrics.

“Their money-making enterprise is the drug trafficking, they’ve been involved in the pipeline between West Virginia and trafficking in prescription pills but to protect their turf they are involved in a lot of violence,” said US Attorney Barbara McQuade.

She says SMB posted their hit list on social media and the ongoing gang war resulted in fatal and non-fatal shootings.

“The 7 Mile Bloods are very active and they post a number of things including rap videos,” said McQuade.

Click here to read the indictment (.pdf format)

In addition to the gang members previously charged, 12 more were named and charged in the latest indictment with racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, and firearms charges.

In a press release sent Tuesday, the US General Attorney’s Office named:

Billy Arnold, a/k/a “B-Man,” “Berinzo,” “Killa,” 29, of Detroit, with RICO conspiracy and multiple counts of murder in aid of racketeering; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering; use of firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence resulting in death; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence; and felon in possession of a firearm;

Steven Arthur, Jr., a/k/a “Steve-O,” 26, of Detroit, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence; and felon in possession of a firearm;

Eugene Fisher, a/k/a “Fist,” 35, of Detroit, with RICO conspiracy; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering; use of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence; and felon in possession of a firearm;

Corey Bailey, a/k/a “Sonny,” “Cocaine Sonny,” 28, of Detroit, with RICO conspiracy; murder in aid of racketeering; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering; use of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence; and possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Quincy Graham, a/k/a “Dub,” “Q,” 32, of Detroit, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence; and felon in possession of a firearm;

Robert Brown II, a/k/a “R.O.,” 33, of Warren, Michigan, with RICO conspiracy and possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Jerome Gooch, a/k/a “Rome,” “Dada,” 30, of Detroit, Michigan and Charleston with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Michael Rogers, a/k/a “Smoke,” “Ace,” 33, of Eastpointe, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Derrick Kennedy, a/k/a “Dip,” 29, of Warren, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Devon Patterson, a/k/a “Duck,” “Sosa,” 30, of Detroit, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Christopher Owens, a/k/a “Baby O,” “Cee,” 29, of Charleston, West Virginia, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Jeffery Adams, a/k/a “Brick,” “Product,” 26, of Detroit, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Arlandis Shy, a/k/a “Grymee,” “VIL,” 26, of Clinton Township with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence;

Anthony Lovejoy, a/k/a “PT,” 33, of Charleston, West Virginia and Buckeye, Arizona, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence; and

Diondre Fitzpatrick, a/k/a “D-Nice,” 26, of Harper Woods, with RICO conspiracy; possession of a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence.

The indictment alleges an ongoing gang war between the Seven Mile Bloods and an alliance of other gangs operating on Detroit’s east side stemming from a murder that occurred in July 2014.

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