NORRISTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania man was killed by a bullet while having dinner with his family on Thanksgiving Day.
Police have identified the shooter and an arrest warrant has been issued for him.
Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma, 25, was having dinner at the family home in Norristown, a suburb of Philadelphia, when the bullet went through a window and entered his body, police said. Palaez Moctezuma was unresponsive when police arrived, and was later pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Investigators believe the bullet was fired by Kevon Clarke, a 19-year-old Norristown resident who was involved in a dispute earlier in the day at a Thanksgiving gathering. Clarke and his girlfriend were asked to leave, but were soon contacted by his girlfriend’s cousin about some alcohol “found missing” at the party, according to a press release. by the Montgomery County Attorney.
The girlfriend’s cousin arranged to pick up alcohol outside Clarke’s residence, but she fled in her car when Clarke out of the building with a gun and start shooting.
The bullet that killed Palaez Moctezuma was traced back to the shooting site, where investigators found seven other bullets, police said.
Clarke is also not authorized to own a firearm and does not have a firearm license, according to the DA.
“Mr. Palaez Moctezuma was murdered while having Thanksgiving dinner in his home, and it is clear that he and his family were not involved in the dispute between Clarke and the others,” said Montgomery County Attorney Kevin R. “This is the second innocent bystander killed this year by a pointless argument that turns to gun violence by someone who is not even legally capable of owning a gun,” said Steele. We hold those involved in this type of violence accountable in Montgomery County. We will find this shooter and others involved in this murder and seek justice for the murder. harm an innocent man who is not safe even in his own home.”
Clarke faces charges of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, reckless endangerment of another person, and possession of a criminal instrument.
Anyone with information about Kevon Clarke’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977 or call the Montgomery County Detectives’ Tip Line at 610-278-DOIT (3638). Tippers can also send information via text through STOPit! application.
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