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ICE places detainers on 6 of 7 MS-13 gang members charged in Towson apartment murder

Officials say they're in the U.S. illegally
Posted at 8:54 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 21:02:18-04

TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed detainers on six of seven MS-13 gang members charged with the July 31 murder of Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar outside a Towson apartment complex.

ICE says all six suspects are in the United States illegally. Five are from El Salvador and one is from Mexico.

Baltimore County Police say the below individuals are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, including 16-year-old Leonel Alexander Velasquez-Hernadez who's being charged as an adult.

  • Jonathan Escobar-Hernandez, 20, of the 500 block of Castle Drive, 21212
  • Marlon Leonardo Fabian-Flores, 20, of the 4700 block of Hanover Pike, 21102
  • Edwin Edgardo Garcia-Martir, 18, of the unit block of Sargent Court, 21220
  • Hugo Portillo-Chavez, 31, of the 200 block of Hogarth Circle, 21030
  • Jose Fausto Rivera-Coreas, 19, of the 1000 block of Misty Lynn Circle, 21030
  • Odaliz Rosas-Yanez, 20, of the 600 block of Knollcrest Place, 21030
  • Leonel Alexander Velasquez-Hernadez, 16, of the 900 block of Cranbrook Road, 21230

According to ICE officials, it's not believed any of the suspects had any past detainers.

ICE declined to say which one of the seven suspects is legally in the States.

RELATED: MS-13 gang members arrested for murder of man found dead outside Loch Raven apartment complex

Cuellar was originally found lying dead outside near an apartment complex in the 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard at 3:30 in the morning.

An autopsy later found that he was killed by "multiple sharp force injuries".

Charging documents revealed the suspects were watching Cuellar and decided the day before to kill him, because he was making a hand gesture affiliating him with another gang.