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Suspect in Durham teen's death surrenders in Texas

Posted April 9, 2009

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— The third of six people suspected in a February shooting death in Durham is in custody, police said Thursday.

Carlos “Carlitos” Mendoza, 16, surrendered Wednesday to members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Hidalgo, Texas. He was being held Thursday in a juvenile detention center in Texas.

Mendoza is charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent in the Feb. 26 slaying of Alejandro Emir Denis-Terron, 17, who was shot while standing in the yard at 119 Herbert St.

Police arrested Erick Calderon, 17, of 4001 Meriwether Drive, Apartment C-1, on March 17. Edgar Hernandez surrendered on March 20.

Ricardo Cruz Perez, 20, of East Lavender Street; Rodrigo “Morro” Villegas, 19, of North Hoover Road; and Jose Martin “Pepe” Luviano, 16, of Ruby Ridge Road and Ivy Street are still wanted in the case.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the three men is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 274, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • HM_Stitches Apr 9, 2009

    he got all the way to texas?

  • mramorak Apr 9, 2009