U.S. marshals are looking for a suspect in a New Year's shooting in Hyattsville, and they are asking the public for information that can lead to his arrest.
Prince George's County police said 32-year-old Benedicto Lopez Duarte got in a fight with another partygoer on the 1400 block of East-West Highway and shot the victim in the stomach.
Duarte is wanted on attempted murder and firearms charges. He already had warrants for his arrest in Montgomery County for failing to show up to court to answer a DUI charge.
"Duarte seems to have a history of issues with alcohol and self-control, said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. "He is clearly out of control and needs to be taken into custody."
|EXAMINER'S MOST WANTED
The Washington Examiner has helped bring 50 fugitives to justice through its weekly spotlight on a wanted individual.
THIS WEEK'S MOST WANTED:
Benedicto Lopez Duarte
Description: 5-foot-5; 130 pounds; history of working as a plumber
IF SPOTTED: Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.
Duarte is the second Most Wanted fugitive in two weeks who is wanted for a 2013 New Year's shooting. Marshals deputies continue to hunt for a man with ties here who is wanted for shooting four people at a party in Pittsburgh.
Duarte has a history of arrests for handgun violations, assault, being intoxicated in public, driving while intoxicated and destruction of property.
Duarte, who is listed as 5-foot-5 and 130 pounds, is from Guatemala and works as a plumber.
Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.
Tips from readers of The Washington Examiner have led directly to the arrests of 50 fugitives, including some as far away as New York and North Carolina.
At least nine of the fugitives were wanted for a killing or had previously been convicted of a homicide.