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Arrest in fatal PG hit-and-run

An 18-year-old Silver Spring man has been arrested in connection with the hit and run death that occurred early Saturday in the Langley Park area of Prince George’s County, the county police said.

Police said Monday that Juan Josua Chavez, of Mt. Pisgah Lane, was charged with second degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Manuel Mendoza, 34.

Mendoza, of Lewisdale Drive in the Hyattsville area, was found dead about 3:40 a.m. in the 2000 block of University Boulevard, police said.

Police said that there had been an altercation earlier among people leaving a night club in that block.

Afterward, police said, people got into a car, which was driven against traffic toward people walking on the sidewalk. Police said they believed that Mendoza was struck intentionally. The car drove off, police said.


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