19-year-old arrested in deadly Wheaton shooting

An arrest has been made in a Wheaton-area shooting that left a 25-year-old man dead and put nearby schools on lockdown Tuesday. 

Montgomery County Police say 19-year-old Erik Aguilar of Silver Spring has been charged with the first-degree murder of Marvin Alexander Mendoza.

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Just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10, emergency officials received a call about a shooting in the 2000 block of Blueridge Avenue. Several officers responded and found Mendoza dead from a gunshot wound. 

The chaos caused a shelter-in-place order to go into effect for students and staff at Arcola Elementary School and Odessa Shannon Middle School.

Following the investigation, detectives developed Aguilar as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for first-degree murder.

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Aguilar was arrested Thursday, August 12, in Montgomery County and is being held without bond. 

Police say this remains an active and ongoing homicide investigation.