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Police Arrest Man in Fatal Shooting of 14-year-old in Lewisdale

The suspect in police custody was formally charged a day after the double shooting.

Update, 5 p.m.: Prince George's County Police have arrested and charged the driver of the vehicle allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old Lewsidale boy was killed.

Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nunez, of the 5800 block of 30th Avenue in Hyattsville, was charged second degree murder and related charges.

Rodriguez-Nunez, 24, was taken into custody shortly after the shooting in the 2200 block of Sheridan Street in Lewisdale around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, but not formally charged until Dec. 6.

The other victim in the shooting, an adult man, was treated and released from a local hospital.

Original Post: Prince George's County police said they have one man in custody in connection with the Lewsidale double shooting in which a 14-year-old boy was killed.

Police Officer First Class Edward Martin confirmed that the driver of the vehicle police believe was involved in the shooting was taken into custody. No charges have been filed.

The double shooting occurred in the 2200 block of Sheridan Street around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. Officers found two males suffering from gunshot wounds. Fourteen-year-old Eliezer Benjamin Reyes of Lewisdale was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The other man is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Police said that the preliminary investigation indicates that the shots were fired from a car as the victims and two other witnesses walked down the street together. Police said that two of the people walking were documented gang members, leading police to believe the shooting was gang-related.

According to Sgt. Chris Purvis, with the Hyattsville City Police Department, an officer patrolling on Ager Road heard the call go out for the shooting and a description of the suspect vehicle. The officer then realized he was behind the suspect vehicle in traffic and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. At that time, two occupants of the vehicle bailed and tried to run away, police said. The HCPD officer gave chase on foot before capturing the driver, according to police.

Hyattsville City police turned over the vehicle and the driver to Prince George's County Police.

PGPD are looking for information that might help them identify the second suspect.

FRANCINE ABELL (ROCKELLI) December 07, 2012 at 02:13 PM
However he got here, aren't we lucky.
Emil Farkwarp December 07, 2012 at 03:19 PM
"Police said that two of the people walking were documented gang members..." I am so hoping the gangs have membership cards they issue. Maybe vanity credit cards too? These guys need to incorporate as a not-for-profit and begin to diversify.
Alonzo December 07, 2012 at 07:10 PM
24 Year Old Old Juveniles. Lock Them All Up!! These idiots are probally the ones firing guns after midnight.

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