Homicide (Arrest Update) / Glen Burnie
Criminal Investigation Division
Major Crimes Section
Homicide (Arrest Update) / Glen Burnie
On Sunday, October 4, 2020, at approximately 8:01 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to the 600 block of Crain Highway North, Glen Burnie, for the report of a fight. When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male lying near the front door. Officers immediately began rendering first aid and conducting CPR on the victim. Upon arrival fire department personnel continued CPR as they transported the victim to a local hospital. It was later that the victim, identified as Jose Salvador Mancia Aguilar a twenty-three year old male from the 400 block of Irene Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland, succumbed to his injuries. Evidence indicates his death as being a homicide as the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Mr. Aguilar to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene along with the Evidence Collection Unit. A canvass was done where physical and digital evidence were collected from the crime scene. Several interviews were conducted with witnesses in regards to the incident.
Update (November 5, 2020)
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Mr. Aguilar and determined the cause of death as sharp force trauma with the manner being homicide.
Over the next several weeks homicide detectives scoured through multiple days of digital evidence and interviewed multiple witnesses. Detectives executed multiple search warrants and retrieved multiple items of evidentiary value. During the collection of all the evidence and facts surrounding the investigation a person of interest was developed. The suspect was identified as Cristian Enrique Pleitez-Tejada, a twenty-one year old male from the 1700 block of Millstone Court, Edgewater, Maryland.
Through investigation detectives learned Cristian Pleitez-Tejada had fled the state after committing the murder of Mr. Aguilar. Homicide detectives were aware that the suspect had an active arrest warrant for Second Degree Assault at this time. Working with the Fugitive Apprehension Team, Cristian Tejada was tracked to the state of Arkansas. Anne Arundel County Homicide detectives flew to Arkansas and worked with local law enforcement authorities in trying to locate the suspect. On Thursday, October 22, 2020 Cristian Tejada was located and arrested in Rogers, Arkansas without incident in regards to the Second Degree Assault warrant and awaited extradition back to Maryland.
Through all the evidence, coupled with witness and suspect interviews, Cristian Pleitez-Tejada was identified as the suspect who killed Mr. Aguilar. Investigation revealed this was a targeted attack and not a random act of violence. On November 1, 2020, homicide detectives secured an arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Dangerous Weapon Conceal in regards to the murder of Mr. Aguilar. On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the suspect was extradited back to Maryland where he was booked and processed on the outstanding murder and assault warrants. The suspect is currently incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status.
Even though an arrest was made this is an active and fluid investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org.
Cristian Enrique Pleitez-Tejada
1700 block of Millstone Court
- Murder - Second Degree
- Assault - First Degree
- Assault - Second Degree
- Reckless Endangerment
- Dangerous Weapon - Conceal
UPDATE (November 20,2020)
As the investigation continued a second suspect was identified who assisted the murder suspect, Cristian Pleitez-Tejada, with fleeing the crime scene and also the state after murdering Jose Aguilar. It was through interviews and supporting video evidence that identified Gerardo Ernesto Quinteros Hernandez, a twenty-three year old male from the unit block of Sandstone Court, Annapolis, Maryland as aiding Cristian Pleitez-Tejada.
On Thursday, November 19, 2020 Homicide detectives secured an arrest warrant charging Gerardo Hernandez with Accessory After the Fact in reference to the First and Second Degree Murder of Mr. Aguilar. During the evening hours, Gerardo Hernandez was taken into custody by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team without incident at his residence. With his arrest detectives were able to locate the vehicle used in the murder that had been secreted outside of Anne Arundel County. A search warrant is pending in regards to the collection of evidence contained within the vehicle.
Even though arrests are being made this is an active and fluid investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org
Gerardo Ernesto Quinteros Hernandez DOB: 6/20/1997
Unit block of Sandstone Court
- Accessory after the fact to First and Second Degree Murder