"King Homicide'' was hiding out in the nation's second-safest community, Brick, New Jersey.
William Sosa, reputed to be the head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Latin Kings street gang, was arrested by federal agents and local police Thursday.
The 25-year-old, also known as ``King Homicide,'' was charged with racketeering stemming from allegations of drug violations, robbery, assault and murder, said Jerri Williams, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Philadelphia.
The capture came less than a week after FBI agents fanned out across Philadelphia, arresting alleged members of the street gang that prosecutors said used kidnapping and murder to expand its drug trafficking territory in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
Based on 2003 data, Brick Township was rated the second-safest city in the country for the third straight year, behind only Newton, Mass., according to "City Crime Rankings".
F.B.I. Finds Reputed Latin Gang Chief Hiding Out In New Jersey [AP, Feb. 5, 2005]