DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities say seven gang members accused of shooting four people in one family have been indicted on multiple charges, including attempted murder.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says five members of the Vice Lords gang are in custody, while arrest warrants have been issued for two others.

Investigators from Detroit police, the FBI and ATF say the Detroit gang members are part of a national gang which is involved in murders, robberies, drugs and witness intimidation. The shooting happened after two members tried to leave the gang.

“The Detroit One partners are working to dismantle street gangs that drive the violence in our neighborhoods,” U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said in a statement. “This indictment is particularly important because we want to demonstrate support for individuals who attempt to leave gang life.”

The indictment alleges that the Vice Lords’ leaders are located in both Chicago and Detroit, and that the gang is broken down into various “sets,” “decks,” or “branches,” including the Detroit-based Insane Vice Lords, Imperial Insane Vice Lords, Traveling Vice Lords, Conservative Vice Lords, Mafia Insane Vice Lords and Insane Goon Gang.

The indictment further alleges that members who seek to leave or withdraw from the gang oftentimes endure a physical beating, known as a “beat out,” by multiple Vice Lord members, or are targeted for killing, known as a “green light.”

According to the indictment, on May 7, 2015, to maintain and improve their positions in the Traveling Vice Lords, the defendants shot four individuals from the same family. The indictment alleges that the shooting was prompted by two of the family members’ attempts to leave the gang.

The seven Vice Lord members charged with crimes stemming from this incident are:

• Antonio Clark, aka Cheeto, 25 — charged with attempted murder in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, use and carry of firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of firearms

• Aramis Wilson, aka Ace, 24 — charged with attempted murder in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, use and carry of firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of firearms

• Tyrone Price, aka Price, 26 — charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and use and carry of firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence

• Jonathan Kinchen, aka Deago, 22 — charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and use and carry of firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence

• Kojuan Lee, aka Juan, 19 — charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and use and carry of firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence

• Kirshean Nelson, 18 — charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and use and carry of firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence

• Dion Robinson, aka Doggy, 37 — charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and use and carry of firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence

Robinson, Clark, Price, Kinchen and Wilson are in custody; arrest warrants have been issued for the other two defendants.

The case is being investigated by the ATF, FBI and the Detroit Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Michigan.

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