Update: More details--Three Suspects Charged in Connection with Homicide of 17-year-old from Sterling
Three Suspects Charged in Connection with Homicide of 17-year-old from Sterling
Loudoun County, VA- A 17-year-old and two adults have been charged in connection with the September 4th homicide of Danny Centeno-Miranda, 17, a student at Park View High School.
The juvenile suspect, a 17-year-old from Sterling, is charged with 2nd degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His name cannot be released at this time due to the fact he is a juvenile.
Two other suspects, Henry Ernesto Dominguez Vasquez, 20, and Juan Moises Aguirre Zelaya, 18, both of Sterling, have been charged with possession of a firearm by a person who is not a citizen of the United States and accessory after the fact.
Vasquez and Zelaya are both held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. The 17-year-old is currently being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.
Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office worked throughout the day on September 4th and overnight conducting numerous interviews and following up on all leads.
Detectives were able to identify and locate the three suspects and take them into custody.
Several search warrants were issued and conducted during the course of the investigation and a firearm believed to be used in the shooting was recovered.
Loudoun detectives worked in conjunction with the Virginia State Police, the Office of the Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney, Loudoun County Public Schools and the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force during the course of the investigation.
Loudoun Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of E. Cornell Drive and N. Duke Drive in Sterling shortly before 8:30AM on September 4th for the report of multiple gunshots fired. Deputies located a teenaged male victim. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he passed away due to his injuries.
The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation and further arrests are possible in the case.