2 arrested in Silver Spring park homicide

WASHINGTON — Two men were arrested for the death of a Silver Spring man.

Montgomery County police arrested Jesus Ponce Flores, 18, of Takoma Park, and David Lagunes-Bolanos, 17, of Silver Spring, for the killing of 20-year-old Cristopher Alfredo Funes Guerra of Silver Spring.

Police received information that the homicide was committed by MS-13 gang members, which included the suspects.

Guerra told his mother on Sept. 2 that he was going to meet a friend. When his mother tried to contact him later, his cellphone was off. Police said in a news release that the person Guerra was planning to meet was Lagunes-Bolanos.

Guerra’s body was found by a hiker on Sept. 6 in a creek in Long Branch Stream Valley Park. His death was ruled as a homicide by multiple stab wounds.

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