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Arrest Made in the Homicide of 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch Special Victims Unit have announced that an arrest has been made in the shooting death of 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes which occurred on Saturday, November 14, 2009, in the 1400 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Columbia Road, NW.  At approximately 5:50 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 26-year-old Josue Pena of no fixed address was arrested in Hyattsville, Maryland by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.  Mr. Pena has been charged with First Degree Murder While Armed in the homicide of Oscar Fuentes. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>


On Saturday, November 14, 2009, at approximately 9:35 pm, officers from Third District were called to an apartment building in the 1400 block of Columbia Road, NW, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a juvenile male inside suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, who was identified as 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes of the above address, was transported by personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department to an area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.