Illegal Immigrant Suspected In Death Of 2yo Child

An illegal alien was arrested in connection to the February 8 shooting death of a 2-year-old boy in Maryland, the Washington Examiner reported.

According to a statement from Prince George’s County Police, 25-year-old Nilson Granados-Trejo was the fifth suspect to be arrested in the fatal shooting of 2-year-old Jeremy Poou-Caceres.

Granados-Trejo has been charged with first-degree and second-degree murder.

Fox 5 in Washington, DC reported on February 26 that ICE spokesman James Covington confirmed that Granados-Trejos was a Salvadoran national in the United States illegally.

According to ICE records, a judge ordered Granados-Trejos to be deported in November 2022.

However, ICE records show that he was arrested for theft by Montgomery County Police on March 21, 2023. The following day, ICE lodged a detainer on Granados-Trejo but Montgomery County Police refused to cooperate with ICE and he was released from custody on March 27, 2023.

Granados-Trejo was arrested by Montgomery County Police a second time on September 26, 2023, and charged with theft and attempting to obstruct and hinder. The following day ICE lodged a detainer and once again, Montgomery County Police refused to cooperate. Granados-Trejo was released on October 12.

The 2-year-old Poou-Caceres was killed in the crossfire when he and his mother got caught between two groups engaged in a shootout in Langley Park on February 8. The boy was rushed to a nearby Children’s hospital where he was pronounced dead.

In addition to Granados-Trejo, Prince George’s County Police arrested four others, including two minors, in connection to the shooting. The adults arrested were Israel Fuentes Jr., 33, and Johnny Alejandro Turcios, 28.

According to the police, the suspects exchanged gunfire near where Poou-Caceres and his mother were walking.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

The Baltimore field office of ICE’s Enforcement and Removals Operations has lodged an immigration detainer against Granados-Trejo with the detention center in Prince George’s County where he is being held without bond.