Second arrest made in North Miami motel murder

 

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North Miami Police have arrested a second man they say is responsible for an execution-style murder outside Motel 7 in November.

Terry Allen Nealy, 22, was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder.

Police spokesman Major Neal Cuevas said Nealy and Anthawn Ragan,19, shot and killed Luis Perez outside the hotel Nov. 1.

Ragan, who was also charged with first-degree murder in this case, was recently indicted on first-degree murder charges after 10-year-old Aaron Vu was killed at his parent’s North Dade nail salon Nov. 22. Ragan has also been charged with a November armed robbery at Arnold’s Royal Castle in North Miami.

Cuevas said Sunday that Nealy has only been charged with Perez’ murder, but police are still looking into whether he was involved with the other crimes.

“We were able to get someone who was obviously very dangerous in our community off the streets,” he said.

Cuevas said police are still looking for someone else who may have been involved in the Motel 7 killing. Police have also released surveillance video of a blue F350 leaving the scene of Arnold’s Royal castle in hopes of finding the second person involved in that crime.

Meanwhile, Miami-Dade police continue to look for the second person involved in Aaron’s death. Surveillance video showed a man with a red shirt covering his face.

Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers is offering an up to $25,000 reward for information leading to more arrests in the case of Aaron Vu. With information call CrimeStoppers at 305-471- 8477 or 866-471-8477. Information also can be shared through www.crimestoppersmiami.com. Select “Give a Tip.” Or send a text message to 274637. Enter CMSD followed by the tip.

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