Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Sixth Suspect in Custody in Connection with Toddler's Murder

 The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Fugitive Unit located a sixth suspect in connection with the murder of a toddler in February. The suspect is a 17-year-old male from Beltsville. He is charged as an adult in this case.

On February 8, 2024, a detective working in the area of the 1400 block of Kanawha Street heard gunfire and attempted to locate a crime scene. The detective discovered two-year-old Jeremy Poou-Caceres suffering from a gunshot wound. The child was pronounced deceased a short time later at a hospital. The toddler’s mother was also shot. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Since the murder, the PGPD has identified and arrested five other suspects – to include a 15-year-old male from Takoma Park and a 16-year-old male from Hyattsville. They are both charged as adults. The Homicide Unit has also arrested 33-year-old Israel Fuentes, Jr., of Lewisdale, 28-year-old Johnny Alejandro Turcios of Lewisdale and 25-year-old Nilson Granados-Trejo of no fixed address. The preliminary investigation revealed two groups of males exchanged gunfire near where the victim and his mother were walking. The two victims were not the intended targets.

The 17-year-old suspect is charged with first degree murder and related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond Status. 

Anyone with information on this case who would like to speak to a Homicide Unit detective may call 301-516-2512. 

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