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Latin Kings

By: NY1 News

Eighteen members of the Latin Kings street gang’s “Borough Park Homicide Squad” have been indicted on arson charges. 

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office says the suspects set fire to two Borough Park apartment buildings in an attempt to kill a former gang member who had stabbed the brother of a gang leader.

The indictment alleges the defendants threw Molotov cocktails into the homes of the man’s mother and girlfriend.

Ten of the men face a first degree arson charge which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years to life.

All 18 are charged with second degree conspiracy and, if convicted, face up to 25 years behind bars.

“In addition to the arson charges, these people the individuals involved have a long record, as the district attorney said, of really violent crimes of rape of robbery of assault of weapons charges,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

One multifamily apartment building was completely destroyed by fire. A wall in the second building was scorched.

No one was injured in either incident.