Police task force makes gang arrests

SNELLVILLE - A recent showdown between two feuding street gangs in which gunfire was traded has lead to four arrests and the recovery of several firearms, police said.

Two members of "CBK" (Cold Blooded Killers) - David Gonsalves and a juvenile - and two members of "OPC" (Original Paper Chasers) - Joshua Hendricks and a juvenile - have been arrested for their role in an April 25 fracas on Trotters Way in Snellville, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Officer David Schiralli.

Gonsalves and the two juveniles are charged with aggravated assault. Hendricks is in police custody for allegedly making false statements.

Investigators said Gonsalves and a juvenile, along with fellow CBK members Javon Toppons and Nichols Castellano, drove to an undisclosed address and began to shoot at Hendricks and three OPC members, two of whom are juveniles. One of OPC's juvenile members allegedly returned fire at Toppons and Gonsalves. Police do not know what prompted the altercation.

Schiralli said members of Gwinnett's Gang Task Force Unit identified the members after several days of investigation. Several firearms, including a 9mm reported stolen and a .22 caliber rifle with a sawed-off handle and its serial number removed, were recovered after police searched the homes of those arrested.