The DNAinfo archives brought to you by WNYC.
Read the press release here.

Latin King Members Attacked Man Outside Bar Because He Wasn't in Gang: DA

By Katie Honan | May 5, 2017 1:43pm | Updated on May 8, 2017 9:35am

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Six Latin Kings gang members were indicted on attempted murder charges for attacking a man outside of a Northern Boulevard bar because he wasn't in their gang, according to the Queens District Attorney's office.

Five of the six suspects — Michael "Menace" Arugundi, Jonathan "Butters" Duy, Jordan "JCap" Leon, Wilson "Suave" Matute, Luis "Frosty" Mayancela and Luis "Scar" Minchala — attacked a 24-year-old man outside El Paisa Bar, at 87-05 Northern Blvd., on Oct. 29, 2016, officials said. 

Another un-apprehended suspect took part in the attack, which Minchala ordered and oversaw, he told police.

The violent gang stabbed the victim 11 times, beating him with his own cane, leaving him bleeding in front of the bar, according to the DA.

He was later treated at a nearby hospital for wounds to his head and two stab wounds to the neck, and was left with possible nerve damage in his left arm, officials said.

“The defendants are accused of viciously attacking and seriously injuring a young man apparently for no other reason than he was not a member of the Latin Kings gang," DA Richard Brown said.

The suspects were indicted Thursday on second-degree attempted murder, first-degree gang assault, first-degree assault, along with robbery charges.

If convicted, they face up to 25 years in prison, the DA said.