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Suspect for May 2010
DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 10, 2011
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Media Services Division, 240-773-5030
Homicide in Custody in Texas
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section have been investigating the May 27, 2010, death of Hamington Luis Orozco, age 27, of the 2100 block of Dexter Avenue in Silver Spring. The victim was originally identified as Hamilton Luis Rabanales. The suspect responsible for this homicide is now in custody in Houston, Texas.
The suspect developed was identified as Henry Chavez, age 28, of an unknown address. He was described as a Hispanic male, 3’11” tall, and weighing 85 pounds. Montgomery County Police detectives worked with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Marshals to try to locate Chavez. Through the course of the investigation it was learned that Chavez had fled to El Salvador. Local police worked with authorities there and Chavez, an American citizen, was arrested there on February 8. His custody was transferred to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, Texas, on February 9. Today he waived his right to an extradition hearing and will be transported back to Montgomery County later this month. Once he arrives in the county the warrant will be served charging him with first-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony crime.
It was at approximately 8:31 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010, that 3rd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded for a suspicious situation that had just occurred in the area of Georgia and Dexter Avenues. Upon arrival they found the victim, Ravanales Orozco, suffering from a trauma. He was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The investigation revealed that just before 8:30 p.m. on May 27, Ravanales Orozco was sitting with two friends outside an apartment building in the 10100 block of Georgia Avenue when the suspect, armed with a handgun, approached and shot the victim. Partially due to the physical description of the suspect, Chavez was developed as the responsible person. The circumstances that led to Ravanales Orozco’s death remain under investigation.
Anyone who can provide information related to the death of Ravanales Orozco is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous should call the Crime Information Tip Line at 240-773-TIPS (8477).