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Police arrest third suspect weeks after fatal Durham shooting

Posted December 17, 2018 11:12 p.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2019 10:05 a.m. EST

Manuel Mejia-Mendoza, left, Kevin Antonio Linares-Romero (center) and Oscar Velis-Argueta (right) (Photo: Durham police)

— A third man has been arrested and charged following a fatal December shooting on Guess Road in Durham.

Oscar Velis-Argueta, 21, of Durham, was arrested on Sunday and charged with murder in the death of Abel Corroles, 31, according to Durham police. Velis-Argueta was being held Monday in the Durham County Jail without bond.

Two other people were arrested in December after police found Corroles lying dead in the 3000 block of Guess Road shortly before 5 a.m. on Dec. 16.

Kevin Antonio Linares-Romero was taken into custody on Dec. 16 and another man, Manuel Mejia-Mendoza, 22, was arrested the following day and charged with murder.

Investigators have not publicly disclosed a motive in the case or said how the victim knew the two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Cramer at 919-560-4440, ext. 29284 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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