GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) ―Police have arrested and charged a teenager with murder in an attempted robbery at a Glen Burnie pizza shop.
Suzanne Collins explains three other suspects are still wanted by police.
The victim is a young man who was visiting a female clerk at the pizza shop. Police say he told the masked men who demanded money to leave, and he was shot.
There is a shrine set up in honor of the murder victim outside Mr. Wings and Pizza in Glen Burnie. Misael Flores, 20, was shot to death there in an apparent robbery attempt Friday night while visiting a female employee. The shop owner says the four assailants had masks.
“We were walking in the kitchen,” said Malik Sawaf, Mr.Wings and Pizza. “I heard noise. I come outside. I see the one guy; he had a gun in his hand. And he told me ‘You go back.’ I just step back and he shot him.”
Anne Arundel County police have arrested 17-year-old suspect Vincent Bunner.
Friends of Flores gathered to mourn his death. The victim, born in the United States, is the son of Salvadoran immigrants. He’s worked for two years at Gibson Island Country Club.
“It’s very hard to believe,” said the victim’s loved one. “I still don’t believe it. We doing all this, and I just can’t accept it. He’s not here no more.”
Flores would have been 21 the day after his murder. His friends poured out a beer in his honor in front of the shrine they constructed.
“He’s always been a friend to us all, and we thought we’d pay him a little respect and let him have his last beer,” said Joshua Molina.
“We would be having so much fun today,” Molina added.
But instead there is deep sadness over the murder.
Police aren’t saying if Bunner was the triggerman, but they do say at least two of the four suspects were armed.
Bunner is charged as an adult with first-degree murder.
Anyone with information on this incident should contact Detective Norval F. Cooper at 410-222-3453.