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ATF offering $5,000 reward in shooting death of 19-year-old Morgan State student

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 12:31:54-04

BALTIMORE — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects who were present at and killed Manuel Luis, Jr., a 19-year-old Morgan State University student.

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At approximately 2:27 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, the victim, Manuel Luis, Jr. left campus and walked to his car at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Pentridge Road when two unidentified men yelled out at him to stop.

Police found Luis suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“These suspects ended the life of an innocent young man who was a promising student with a loving family,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada. “Their blatant disregard for his life and the quick decision to shoot make it clear that they represent a serious danger to this city and its citizens. We are asking anyone with information to come forward before someone else gets hurt or loses their life. Even the smallest detail could make the difference.”

Anyone with information should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS or