Sunday, March 15, 2015

PGPD Arrests Three Suspects in Riverdale Homicide

Kevin Ronaldo Pena - Lopez

Jovani Rene Cruz

Jeyson Arturo Lazo -Argueta          

Prince George's County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives arrested three suspects in connection with a homicide in Riverdale last Wednesday. The suspects are 16-year-old Kevin Ronaldo Pena-Lopez of the 4800 block of Gallatin Street in Hyattsville, 23-year-old Jovani Rene Cruz of the 4800 block of Gallatin Street in Hyattsville and 18-year-old Jeyson Arturo Lazo-Argueta of the 5800 block of 66th Avenue in Riverdale.

On March 11, 2015, shortly after 11:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5100 block of Edmonston Road for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, patrol officers found 18-year-old Rashad Jamal Clarke nearby suffering from trauma to the body. Clarke was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals Clarke and a group of friends got into a fight with a second group that included the three suspects. During the dispute, Clarke was assaulted and fatally wounded.

The three suspects are each charged with first and second degree murder. Pena-Lopez is charged as an adult. Detectives believe there may be additional suspects involved in the attack on the victim and are encouraging anyone with information to contact investigators.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

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