SALISBURY, Md.- Maryland State Police have announced the arrests of three suspects for the murder of one man and the attempted murder of a teenage boy during an apparent robbery in Salisbury last Sunday night.
The three suspects are identified as Deyamah O. Fisher, 19, whose last known address was the 800 block of East Church Street in Salisbury; Tevin D. Blake, 20, of the 900 block of Lake Street in Salisbury, and Gerard Williams Jr., 17, whose last known address was in the 400-block of Camden Avenue, Salisbury.
All three suspects are charged with first- and second-degree murder; armed robbery; first- and second-degree assault; use of a handgun during the commission of a felony; wearing/carrying a handgun; attempted first degree-murder, attempted second-degree murder; attempted armed robbery; attempted first-degree assault and attempted second-degree assault.
State troopers, assisted by members of the Salisbury Police Department, arrested all three suspects early Thursday morning. Fisher and Blake were arrested at separate apartments in the Berlin area and Williams was arrested near Salisbury.
The deceased victim is identified as Andreas Aquiler, 23, of the 1000 block of Margaret Street in Salisbury. Police said an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore determined Aquiler's cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death was homicide.
The wounded victim is identified as Edgar Alvardo, 16, of Salisbury. He remains hospitalized.
The arrests stemmed from an incident that allegedly occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, when Salisbury police officers responded to the 1000 block of Margaret Street for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found Aquiler and Alvardo lying wounded on or near the front porch of the home.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victims were on their front porch when a group of six to eight males were walking down the street. Police said four of those males separated from the group and walked toward the victims. Two of those four males approached the victims and demanded money at gunpoint, according to investigators. Police said the shootings occurred during the holdup.
Police said that during the investigation, MSP and Salisbury police detectives developed probable cause to obtain charges for the suspects. They also recovered two firearms that may have been at the scene of the shootings, according to police. The firearms will be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory for testing.
The investigation into the murder is continuing and police said additional arrests are possible. Authorities said Salisbury police detectives are continuing a potentially related investigation into area robberies and home invasions that had been occurring in the area prior to the murder.
The suspects will be transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center's Central Booking Unit for processing. They were expected to have an initial appearance before a court commissioner later Thursday.
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