ATLANTA, Ga.--A group of alleged members of the Cazadores gang have been taken into custody after another attack by the costumed vigilante known as "Silverbolt."
According to police reports, Adamsville residents first reported gunshots around 10 p.m. Monday evening. Police arrived at a two-story rental house near Collier Park within ten minutes to find six men all alleged to be members of the Cazadores, a Mexican street gang reputed for its involvement in the synthetic drug trade. Several were unconscious and all six had been bound.
Preliminary interrogation revealed they had been attacked by Silverbolt, a costumed vigilante who has been involved in multiple incidents involving Atlanta gangs over the last year including an incident in East Point that led to the arrest of a fugitive wanted for murder. Police spokeswoman Teresa Jackson said four of the men have outstanding warrants and three will remain in custody pending transfer to the appropriate jurisdiction.
Mark Alvarez Abano, 22, of Adamsville-Parole violation, possession of "Alpha Z," a type of synthetic cocaine, with intent to distribute.
Eduardo Sanchez Santana, 30, of Decatur-Assault and battery, including an incident where the victim was in a coma for two weeks, as well as tampering with a witness.
Jimmy Grissom Vela, 19, of Birmingham, Alabama-Probation violation, possession of "Alpha Z" with intent to distribute.
Jose Garza Molina, 20, of Atlanta-Public intoxication, turnstile jumping, disorderly conduct. Molina was released on bail soon after the incident.
Jackson emphasized materials found during the investigation of Silverbolt's attack will not be taken into account when the decision is made on how to prosecute any of the arrested men. The involvement of the vigilante raises the possibility of planted or tampered evidence.
Jackson had the following words for Silverbolt.
are, I don't doubt you mean well. However, we are a nation of laws and
your activities undermine that. No citizen can be permitted to take the
law into their own hands."
She called on Silverbolt to
turn himself in or at the very least abandon his vigilante campaign,
citing the risk to his own safety and that of innocent bystanders.
Adamsville residents also reported a series of mysterious fires near the house as well as the appearance of a dark-skinned man who was not taken into custody as a result of the incident. One of the arrested men referenced a "doctor" who had some kind of practice in the house, but refused to speak further. Police advised residents to be alert for any further suspicious activity.
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