A 25-year-old Pennsylvania man who was having Thanksgiving dinner was killed when a stray bullet went through his home.
Montgomery County (Pa.) District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a press release Friday that Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma suffered a gunshot wound to the torso on Thanksgiving night and was later taken to a nearby hospital before being discharged. declared dead.
According to authorities, there is still one suspect in the shooting. An argument broke out outside Moctezuma’s home in Norristown, Pa – a Philadelphia suburb – before it led to the fatal crash. No one from the house is a suspect.
“Mr. Palaez Moctezuma was murdered while eating Thanksgiving dinner in his home, and it is clear that he and his family are not involved in the dispute,” Steele said in the statement. uncover this shooter and others involved in this murder and seek justice for the murder of an innocent man who is not safe even in his own home.”
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“A sad scene, man. It was a sad, very bad scene,” neighbor William Holmes told CBS News. “You know, sit there, with your family on Thanksgiving and you’d never expect something like that.”
Police have identified one suspect, 19-year-old Kevon Clarke, charged with first-degree murder, dangerous endangerment and reckless use of a weapon. Two other men have been identified at the crime scene and warrants have also been issued for their arrest.
Police said surveillance videos and bullet hole analysis helped them determine that the bullet had come from Clarke’s location.
A suspect who fired multiple shots in the vicinity during an argument with relatives over alcohol went missing at a gathering earlier in the day, police said.
Contribution: Associated Press.