Quintanar was aware that the police department was looking for him and was “actively evading arrest,” Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn said. He was taken into custody just before 2 p.m.
Flynn said detectives have been working long hours to identify the people responsible for Gilead’s death. After collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses, detectives had enough probable cause to arrest Resendiz-Garcia and Gonzalez, who are both from Loganville.
Quintanar, also of Loganville, was identified as a third suspect as detectives continued following up on leads, he said.
“Detectives believe that the victim in this case was specifically targeted for robbery,” Flynn said in a news release. “The victim was involved in drug activity and the two defendants had a previous history with him.”
The three suspects are facing charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Quintanar will be charged as an adult, according to police.
The 15-year-old was expected to be booked into the Gwinnett jail, where Resendiz-Garcia and Gonzalez are being held Friday.
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