A Virginia teen’s death last Friday is being blamed on three young immigrants who entered the country illegally.
Police say 17-year-old Danny Centeno-Miranda, who came to the US from El Salvador in 2013 to live with relatives, was the victim of a possible gang related attack while waiting for the school bus Friday.
Centeno-Miranda, who was attending Park View High School in Sterling, was shot twice in the back about 50 yards from the bus stop and later died at the hospital.
Three people were arrested and charged Saturday in connection with his death, including one 17-year-old charged with second-degree murder who was not named due to his age.
Two others, Henry Dominguez Vasquez, 20, and Juan Aguirre Zelaya, 18, were also charged with being accessories and possession of a firearm while in the country illegally, according to Fox News.
“Authorities have learned that the suspects are undocumented immigrants based on information given to them by the suspects, Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, told The Washington Post,” reports Fox News.
Police say the attack was coordinated and possibly motivated by gang affiliations.
“This was not a random incident,” Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman stated. “The suspects and the victim were known to each other.”
“We’re looking into that there may be some gang affiliation, however we don’t know what the reason was just yet for the incident taking place,” stated Chapman.
According to The Washington Times, “Commonwealth Attorney James Plowman said he intends to try the 17-year-old as an adult.”
At the height of the illegal immigration influx last year, Infowars reported that many members of the US Border Patrol were leaving the agency frustrated with the Obama administration’s catch and release directives, which forced agents to release illegal aliens, including known gang members, into the country.
“They are confirmed either by tattoos or by self admission,” the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, Chris Cabrera, told KRGV. “But since they have no criminal record in the United States, and they happen to be minors, they’re reunited with their family in the U.S.”