Tuesday, June 18, 2013

PGPD Arrests Second Suspect in Murder of Eliezer Reyes

Luis Carlos Guzman-Ventura

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a second suspect for the murder of 14-year-old Eliezer Reyes of Lewisdale. The suspect is identified as 19-year-old Luis Carlos Guzman-Ventura of the 2300 block of Rittenhouse Street in Hyattsville.

On December 5, 2012, at 12:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 2200 block of Sheridan Street in Lewisdale for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, patrol officers discovered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Reyes died at a local hospital. The second victim, an adult male, survived his injuries.

Detectives quickly identified the suspects involved in this gang-related murder. Detectives arrested 24-year-old Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nunez on December 6, 2012. They also obtained a warrant for Guzman-Ventura on December 8, 2012. Investigative developments led detectives to believe Guzman-Ventura was living in Petersburg, Virginia. With the assistance of the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office, Chesterfield County VA Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Guzman-Ventura was located and arrested on June 17, 2013. He remains in Virginia awaiting extradition.

Anyone with information about this case 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 http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.
For more information, please contact the Prince George's County Police Department's Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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