Teen arrested in fatal University Park shooting

Prince George’s County police said Tuesday they’ve arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting last year in University Park, Maryland.

Police said 18-year-old Andres Aguilar, of University Park, has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Luis Miguel Utrera, of Hyattsville, in November.



Utrera was found with a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a car that had struck a tree in the 4000 block of Underwood Street Nov. 17. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said it was a “drug-related robbery.”

Aguilar was arrested in D.C. on Jan. 19. He’s charged with first- and second-degree murder and other charges.

He’s being held in D.C. awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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