Police arrest second suspect in shooting of Glenmont man
Teenager was shot through front door of his home, police said
Montgomery County police say they have extradited a second suspect from the Metropolitan Police Department, a 15-year-old District resident connected last week to the Dec. 21 murder of a Glenmont man.
Trenton Robinson, of the 700 block of Rittenhouse Street in Northwest Washington, D.C., had previously been arrested by District police when detectives in Montgomery County developed him as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest Jan. 5. The youth, who is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder and the use of a handgun in a violent crime, was extradited to Montgomery County late Friday, according to county police spokesman Cpl. Dan Friz.
Despite the fact that the first suspect in the case, 21-year-old Corey Dreshaun Yates, also of the District, turned himself in at police headquarters in Rockville Jan. 4, just a day before a warrant was issued for Robinson, detectives connected Robinson with the case without Yates' cooperation, Friz said.
"Yates didn't cooperate with detectives after turning himself in," Friz said. "Insofar as to how they developed [Robinson] as a suspect, they're not releasing that information at this time, [but] Metropolitan Police were extremely kind to help us out in this case."
Neither Friz nor Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Officer Istmania Bonilla could comment further on what Robinson had been arrested for in the District.
"That information we do not release, because the individual is a juvenile," Bonilla said. Robinson's name is available for the Montgomery County case because he is being charged as an adult due to the nature of the charges made against him.
Previous police releases indicated that both Yates and Robinson were believed to be armed with handguns the day of the shooting, in which 19-year-old Doodley Linsey Derose was shot once in the chest after an argument involving an acquaintance and two strangers allegedly Yates and Robinson began in front of Derose's home at 1616 Hutchinson Lane.
Friz was unsure if any weapons have been recovered in the case.
"The investigation is still ongoing with relation to a lot of those details," he said, adding that detectives are still working to uncover a motive in the killing or if Derose may have known Yates or Robinson. "Thus far we've been able to determine that Derose and Yates possibly knew each other from high school, we can't say definitively but they both attended Kennedy High School."
Linois Derose, Doodley Derose's father, has stated that neither of the men knew his son, who opened the door at about 1:30 p.m. Dec. 21 to allow the third man, a family acquaintance, inside before attempting to shut the door on the two strangers. He was shot once in the chest through the door and died of his injuries that same afternoon in Suburban Hospital, police said.
"We don't know them," Linois Derose said Dec. 24, remembering the scene he saw unfold as he made his way downstairs Dec. 21 to investigate the shouting. "Doodley didn't know them; the guy who first came and knocked on the door is the guy we know. We go to the same church as his parents."
Police have yet to acknowledge the presence of a third individual at the house that day, but Linois Derose said the acquaintance stayed at the house after the shooting and said he had come to the house seeking safety after two men approached him for unknown reasons outside.
No attorney information was listed for Yates or Robinson in an online search of court documents Monday. Yates was being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center as of Monday afternoon, police said.