Published on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Takoma Park Newsletter

Two arrested for shooting at Econo Lodge

Two men were arrested for a shooting that occurred in the wee hours of the morning on July 10 at the Econo Lodge on New Hampshire Avenue.

Samba Sow, 20, and Kevin Fuentes, 22, both of the District of Columbia, were arrested on charges of second degree murder, conspiracy, possession of a handgun in the commission of a felony, first degree assault and other offenses.

The arrests were announced six days after the shooting. Takoma Park Police had arrived at the scene to find a large crowd gathered. The incident corresponded to the gunshot victim who had walked to a local hospital; the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

After an exhaustive investigation, the police department reports that detectives were able to identify the suspects and the Special Assignment Team (SAT) located them. The Montgomery County Repeat Offenders Section assisted in the arrest, and the suspects were taken into custody at Sow’s residence. The vehicle used during the crime was also recovered.

This article appeared in the August 2015 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.