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Louisville Metro Police say a gang could be behind two recent murders. The arrests of five people led police to the potential link.
The new gang is called the "Cut Throat Committee." Police say members of that gang were involved in killing two men.
Lt. Barry Wilkerson with Louisville Metro Police says the gang is a spinoff of the Market Street Crips.
Antonio Robinson, Jeffery Robinson, Demetrice Thorton, Dequantay Dunnaway, and Michael Wilson are now behind bars for two murders.
The first murder happened November 28th. That's where 25-year-old Eugene Staten was shot to death in the middle of 43rd Street, near West Market. The most recent murder happened at the same location Saturday. There, police found 25-year-old Dontay Irvin shot to death in a truck.
Police say it was easy to connect the five to the two murders, which police believe came about because of an altercation involving stolen car parts.
As far as the Cut Throat Commitee, police are looking into more information on this new gang, including looking into who may be involved in it.
Police say two of the men are brothers, but some of the others may also be related. In the meantime, police say they're happy to get them and their weapons off the street. Those include an AK 47, Tech 9, and three handguns.
All five have been charged with two counts of murder. Police are also trying to find out if they're connected to any other crimes.