RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with murder in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old dad on Aug. 18.
Police arrested and charged Jeffrey Omar Reynoso, of Raleigh, with the murder of LaQuan Cordarrelle Anderson. Reynoso was located by patrol units and taken into custody without incident Sunday morning, police said.
Anderon’s body was found Aug. 18 on Fisher Street, Raleigh police said.
Around 5:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Cross Street, where the body of LaQuan Cordarrelle Anderson was discovered in bushes behind a home on Fisher Street.
LaQuan Anderson’s family is not completely comforted by the arrest made in his death.
“I want to know why. What was the reason? We don’t know that yet, but I want to know why,” said Anderson’s uncle, Calvin Anderson.
“It means a lot to me to know that I’ve got a little bit of closure but not that much. I’m ready for the rest of them to be found and got,” said Anderson’s mother, Angela Anderson.
Angela Anderson believes more people were involved in her son’s death and wants everyone to pay a price.
“You took my son away from not only me, but my little grandchildren. They don’t have a father anymore,” she said.
LaQuan Anderson leaves behind two small children, a one-year-old boy and a six-month-old boy. Angela Anderson says the mother of the children is struggling to raise them on her own.
“My grandbaby can’t hug his daddy or kiss him no more. He has to go around kissing his picture and stuff, and that’s so sad to see,” said Angela.
Anderson’s family has a message for Jeffrey Omar Reynoso and anyone else that may be involved in the crime.
“I hope that somebody can make you feel and hurt like we are,” said Angela.
“He needs to suffer like we’ve suffered, but he’ll never suffer like we suffered because he’s still here and my nephew is gone,” said Calvin.
Reynoso is being held at the Wake County Detention Center without bond. His first court appearance is Tuesday.
The victim’s mother said she had not seen her son for two days. While she was at the police department filing a missing persons report, she got a call that they had found his body.
Reynoso was also charged with felony possession of cocaine Sunday morning when he was arrested. Reynoso had been arrested 16 times prior to this latest arrest, according to records.