TENNESSEE — A federal grand jury sitting in Nashville today returned a five-count indictment charging two members of the MS-13 gang with murder in aid of racketeering in relation to the September 24, 2017 shooting deaths of two men outside Maple Crest Apartments on Natchez Court.
Oscar Delgado Flores, also known as Flaco, 24, of El Salvador, and Luis Colindres, also known as Listo, 21, of Honduras, were also charged with conspiracy, witness tampering, using, carrying and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and causing death through the use of a firearm.
The indictment alleges that Flores and Colindres shot and killed Hector Eduardo Zuniga-Zelaya, 35, as well as Yeri Hernandez-Gabino, 18, in order to prevent Hernandez-Gabino from communicating with law enforcement about the commission of their crimes, including the murder of Zuniga-Zelaya.
If convicted, the defendants face up to life in prison.
This case is being investigated by South Precinct detectives, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ahmed Safeeullah and Sunny A.M. Koshy of Nashville and Trial Attorney Matthew Hoff of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division Organized Crime and Gang Section are prosecuting the case.