D.C. Man Arrested In Fatal College Park Shooting

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police say they’ve charged a man with murder in connection with a gang-related shooting in College Park.

Officials say Edwin Morales, 20, of southeast Washington was arrested Friday and charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges.

Police say Morales fatally shot David Esequel Avelar, 20, of Hillcrest Heights on Feb. 24. Avelar had been attending a party at a hotel on Baltimore Avenue. Police say a fight broke out in the parking lot between the group Avelar was with and a second group attending a separate party at the same hotel.

Police say Morales shot Avelar during the confrontation.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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