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Damonta Jybrell Ingram is charged with murder.
Monday, June 3, 2013
A second person has been charged in last month's fatal shooting in northwest Roanoke.
Damonta Jybrell Ingram was named in an indictment returned Monday by a grand jury and is charged with murder in the May 7 death of Wilson Lenin Abarca-Mejia.
Abarca-Mejia, 30, was found lying in the road in the 1400 block of Abbott Street Northwest, police have said.
According to a search warrant, he was shot in the back sometime after 8:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man, Juan Berrios, was also injured in the incident, treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and later released.
The warrant said the victims were sitting in a Toyota RAV4 .
Anita Otey, 19, was arrested May 11 and charged with first-degree murder. She is due to appear on the charge in Roanoke General District Court on June 26.
Search warrants filed in Roanoke Circuit Court showed that police searched Berrios' cellphone for evidence related to the shooting and investigated blood found inside the SUV and a bloody fingerprint on the hood. Marijuana was found in the car, the warrants said.
After Otey's arrest, police announced they were seeking a second suspect. Police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said Monday that Ingram was that individual.
Roanoke police searched for Ingram on Monday evening at a home in the 1300 block of Lafayette Boulevard Northwest, Johnson said. He was not found at the home, she said. Officers also executed a search warrant.
Other indictments Monday:
Staff writer Jordan Fifer contributed to this report.
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