Antonio Valdez Vela, a 22-year-old man from Waldorf, Md., died August 30 after being shot. Vela was found suffering from gunshot wounds by Metro Police responding to a gunshots call at approximately 11:30 p.m. at in the 4400 block of F Street, D.C. Metro Police said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
On Sept. 24 DeAngelo Jose Garner, a 25-year-old man from District Heights, Md., was arrested and charged with first degree murder for Vela’s death (2010 CF1 018020 United States Vs. GARNER, DEANGELO). Garner is currently (10-20-10) in custody at the Central Detention Facility.
He is expected in court again Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing. Garner is represented by court appointed attorney, Justin Okezie.
Garner was arrested the same day as two other murder suspects wanted by Metro PD. Marlon Williams was arrested for the death Min Soo Kang and Damon Antonio Sams was arrested for Ashley McRae’s death.