Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cops nab suspect in New Year's Eve slayings

Police early this morning arrested a suspect in the murders of a man and a woman shot in North Philadelphia a few minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Cops nab suspect in New Year's Eve slayings

Police early this morning arrested a suspect in the murders of a man and a woman shot in North Philadelphia a few minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Kevin Brown, 30, is charged with murder for allegedly gunning down Arlette Aguero, 31, and Alejandro Garro, 34, as they sat in a car parked on the 5600 block of North 2nd Street.

Police said the motive stemmed from a prior argument between Brown and Aguero, but said they could not say what that fight was about.

"He actually lured her to the area of 2nd and Chew, and came up and was talking to her, and just fired shots into the vehicle," Clark said.

Garro, however, was an innocent bystander who just happened to be with Aguero that night and did not even know Brown, Clark said.

Aguero, of the 4700 block of Tampa Street, and Garro, of the 7300 block of Dungan Road, were shot multiple times and pronounced dead on the scene.

With help from tipsters, homicide detectives quickly identified Brown as their suspect. Around 1 a.m. police pulled over Brown's car at Frankford and Lehigh avenues for a traffic violation and arrested him.

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