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Man charged with murdering woman in front of her children at family's deli

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 12:09:39-05

BALTIMORE — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the murder of Carmen Rodriguez.

Terrence Peterson turned himself into police Thursday and is being held at Central Booking.

"Mr Peterson was aware of some of the media attention and he turned himself into the Eastern District yesterday and the homicide detectives brought him to headquarters where he was charged," said Major Steve Hohman of the Homicide Unit.

News of the arrest came during a Friday press conference at city police headquarters.

Earlier in the week, the ATF offered $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Rodriguez was killed three days before Christmas in front of her children, while working at her family's deli on N. Kenwood Avenue.

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On Thursday police released surveillance footage of the incident.

In the video, the suspects pull up outside of the store in a dark colored Honda.

One gets out from the drivers seat and goes into the store before leaving and getting back in the car.

A second suspect wearing a mask and dark clothing then gets out of the front passenger side and enters the store.

Cameras inside catch him pulling out a handgun and aggressively reaching over the front counter.

Right now only one of the two suspects have been arrested. At the conference police wouldn't say if Peterson was the gunman or not, only that he was being charged with murder.

However following the news conference in an emailed press release, Baltimore Police spokeswoman Chakia Fennoy said "Investigators believe during a robbery, Peterson fatally shot Carmen Rodriguez."

Also during Friday's press conference, police announced arrests in two homicide cases from 2019.

Reubin McFadden, 20, was charged with murder from a December 3 shooting in the 2400 block of W. Baltimore Street.

Detectives also arrested and charged 29-year-old Kadeem Booker in connection to an October 24 murder in the 1800 block of Westwood Avenue.

You can watch the full press conference below.