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Second Man Arrested In Connection To Motel Murder

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(Courtesy: North Miami Police)

(Courtesy: North Miami Police)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — North Miami Police have a arrested a second man in connection to the murder of a 21-year old man at a motel back in November.

Police arrested 22-year-old Terry Allen Nealy on a 1st degree murder charge Sunday.

According to police, Nealy and another man, Athawn Ragan, 19, allegedly shot  21-year-old Luis Perez  multiple times causing his death on November 1st at Motel 7 located on 13445 NW 7 Avenue.

They got away in a 1999-2000 model, dark-colored four-door Nissan Maxima.

Ragan was recently charged with Perez’s homicide, according to North Miami Police.

Earlier this month, A Miami-Dade County grand jury indicted Ragan for first-degree murder for the shooting death of 10-year-old Aaron Vu.

The shooting took place while Ragan and another culprit that hasn’t been found were committing an armed robbery of a North Dade nail salon. The alleged thieves were running out the door when one turned around and fired a shot, which hit and killed Vu.

According the arrest form, Ragan tried to hide under the covers in a back bedroom. When he was taken into custody, police said he was violent, prompting an additional charge of battery on a law enforcement officer.

A source told CBS4’s Jim Defede, Ragan has also been arrested before for armed robbery, but the state dropped the charges. The source said officers from another jurisdiction also interviewed Ragan about another robbery.

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