Two illegal immigrant MS-13 gang member and one other unidentified 17-year-old have been charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Danny Centeno Miranda in Virginia.
Detectives from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday morning that they have one juvenile and two adults in custody in connection with the killing of a Sterling high school student Friday morning.
Danny Centeno Miranda, 17, was a student at Park View High School. He was gunned down in a neighborhood not far from the school’s campus, according to police. Schools in the area were subsequently put on “lock out mode” throughout the morning.
At a morning press conference, officials said Centeno Miranda was shot in the back twice. They have arrested a juvenile suspect, 17, and charged him with murder in the second degree and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His name cannot be released at this time due to his age.
Police have also arrested two men involved with the shooting who are not U.S. citizens. Henry Ernesto Dominguez Vasquez, 20, and Juan Moises Aguirre Zelaya, 18, both of Sterling, have been charged with possession of a firearm by a person who is not a citizen of the United States and accessory after the fact.
Meanwhile, the school and Sterling community are dealing with the shock of the violent morning, which took place in the first week of the county’s school year.
Centeno Miranda transferred to the high school in January 2014 and officials believe that he came to the area after leaving El Salvador, says Wayde Byard, spokesman for Loudoun County Public Schools.
The teen wasn’t an active participant in student activities and he wasn’t a troublemaker, says Byard.
“According to the principal, he was an under (the) radar kid,” he says.
Sheriff Mike Chapman says the teen knew his attackers and that the shooting was not a random crime.
If Miranda came in January of 2014, he might have been one of those who was part of the “unaccompanied minor” wave of immigrants, which makes me think the assailants might have also been the same. That’s all speculation of course, but it would fit if they were all gang members of the murderous and evil Mara Salvatrucha gang.
More from the Loudon Times-Mirror:
Dominquez and Zelaya are undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, according to Maj. Richard Fiano. The 17-year-old, he said, is believed to be from Mexico.
Dominquez and Zelaya were arrested at their home. They lived together, Fiano said.
If convicted, they may be eligible for deportation, depending on how federal agencies choose to handle the cases, Plowman said.
Both men are being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. The juvenile is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.
A motive for the shooting remains under investigation, including whether the incident was gang-related.
“We’re looking into that. There may be some gang affiliation, however we don’t know what the reason was exactly just yet or the actions that had taken place,” Sheriff Mike Chapman said.
This is not the first time Park View has been in the news for possible gang activity.
In March, a group of possible MS-13 gang members tried to recruit students from Sterling Middle School, according to a search warrant filed by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office April 8.
A group of Sterling Middle School students approached the school’s assistant principal, Elana Barham, and told her students from Park View High School in Sterling had harassed and intimidated them about joining MS-13, according to the warrant.
So, more evidence that letting in Central American “refugees” is bringing deadly violence to our streets.
Oh hey, by the way, we’re bracing to receive a crapload of Muslim “refugees” from the Syrian war too!! I’m sure they’ll be much more peaceful.