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3 Arrested in Man's Murder in Lauderhill, 2 Others Sought

Suspects taken into custody in California in February killing of Martin Young

Three suspects wanted in the February murder of a man in Lauderhill have been arrested in California while authorities say they're searching for two more suspects.

Juan Uribe Carvajal, 23, Laura Daniela Perez-Lozano, 23, and Cristian David Carmona Quinonez, 19, are facing murder charges in the Feb. 11 killing of 44-year-old Martin Young - also known as Emerald Sr. - inside The Manors at Inverrary at 4164 Inverrary Drive.

Carvajal appeared in Broward County bond court Monday, where he was ordered held without bond. Perez-Lozano and Quinonez were also being held without bond. Attorney information wasn't available.

Authorities are searching for another woman, Alejandra Porras, as well as a fifth suspect who hasn't been identified.

Police said Young met the three women in downtown Fort Lauderdale and was seen on surveillance video walking down a sidewalk with them around 4 a.m. The same women were seen with Young in surveillance footage from the elevator of his building around 6:20 a.m.

A short time later, one of the women left Young's apartment and was seen letting the two men into the building, police said.

There was a confrontation in the apartment and Young was shot and killed, police said. Moments later the suspects were captured on surveillance running down a stairwell in the building.

Police said they believe the group was robbing Young and said they may have committed similar robberies in the past.

"It's very important because we've determined that this is a pattern here," Lauderhill Police Lt. Mike Santiago said.

Young lived in Virginia but had the vacation apartment in Lauderhill. He was married to his wife, Nakeeha, for 17 years, and the couple had two children.

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