Third Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of 15-Year-Old at SW Miami-Dade House Party

Two 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old have been arrested in connection with Saturday's shooting of Angel Cueli

Police have made a third arrest in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old over the weekend at a house party in southwest Miami-Dade.

Early Wednesday morning, officers arrested 18-year-old Marco Gonzalez, less than a day after 18-year-old Matthew Hernandez was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and discharging a firearm in the fatal shooting of Angel Cueli, Miami-Dade Police officials said.

Gonzalez was also charged with second-degree murder.

Earlier Tuesday, a 17-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of second-degree murder, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and tampering with an electronic device related to the shooting of Cueli, police said. NBC 6 is not releasing his name due to his age.

Cueli was attending a party at a home in the area of 20220 Southwest 132nd Avenue when he was shot just after 11 p.m. Saturday. He was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center where he later died.

Investigators said house party guests were on the side of the home when an unknown suspect approached on foot and fired multiple times toward them. The suspect then ran to a car that was waiting and fled the scene.

No other injuries were reported. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related, but Cueli was not the intended target.

Cueli, who attended Coral Park Senior High School, had gone to the party as a reward for working hard at school, said his father, Alfred Cueli.

"Am I angry? I'm a volcano. Am I angry at the people that did it? They're too stupid to know what they did," father Alfred Cueli told reporters Monday. "I throw the responsibility on parents, our kids are going to the wastebasket because of us. We're too busy making money, we're too busy paying our bills, we're too busy doing everything else, but we're never too busy taking care of our kids."

Hernandez and Gonzalez were both being held without bond Wednesday, jail records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

"On behalf of Angel Cueli’s family, we thank the community for the outpouring of love and support received over the last few days. It has moved us beyond words to know that Angel touched so many lives," a family representative said in a statement Wednesday. "We have a small measure of peace knowing that there will be justice for Angel and we are grateful to all who came forward with information. We ask that you respect our privacy as we mourn this unimaginable loss."

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