- Unbeliebable: White House turns Bieber petition response into immigration screed
- Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador’s visa, but says law is ‘advisory’
- Mich. judge to laughing convicted killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’
- Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Fla. man charged with killing 16-month-old son to play Xbox undisturbed
- Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots
- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
Man charged with second-degree murder of 14-year-old
A Hyattsville man is being charged with second-degree murder in connection with the killing of a 14-year-old boy in what police believe was a gang-related drive-by shooting.
The driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nunez, is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in Wednesday's fatal shooting of Eliezer Benjamin Reyes and the non-fatal shooting of another man, according to police and prosecutors. Prince George's County police are still looking for a second man — the suspected shooter — who eluded police shortly after the shooting by bailing out of the van after an officer tried to stop the vehicle, officials said.
"No other people have been brought into custody," county police spokesman Lt. Bill Alexander said.
Eliezer was walking with three other people in the 2200 block of Sheridan Street in Lewisdale when a van drove past and someone fired shots from the passenger side window of the vehicle, police officials said. Another man was shot in the arm but survived. The two other people among the group who were not hit by gunfire are documented gang members, Lt. Alexander said. Police did not say what gang the people were a part of nor did they say whether Mr. Rodriguez-Nunez is a documented gang member.
Mr. Rodriguez-Nunez, of the 5800 block of 30th Avenue, is expected to have a bond hearing Friday afternoon in Prince George's County District Court, said Nancy Lineman, spokeswoman for the county's state's attorney. A phone number could not be located for his home.
Extra police resources are expected to be deployed to the Lewisdale area through at least the weekend to stave off any possible retaliatory violence.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- D.C. Council sues Mayor Gray, CFO over budget autonomy law
- D.C. Council sues Mayor Gray over budget autonomy law
- Guilty verdict in execution-style killings of 2 women, 2 children in Lanham
- Minority parties see power grab for D.C. vote
- Two bodies found under bridge near Southeast D.C. highway
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- EDITORIAL: Mark Warner running scared?
- EDITORIAL: Republicans finally fight back in phony 'war on women'
- EDITORIAL: More Lerner smoking-gun emails at IRS
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
- Critics rail against liberal bias for commencement speakers
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.