LIU meets with feuding factions in Roaring Creek
The Leadership Intervention Unit is on the ground in Roaring Creek Village attempting to broker peace among rival factions following the murder of 16-year-old Dane Matute Junior. On Wednesday, the minor and his cousin were socializing in the village’s Fall area when they were targeted by a lone gunman. The teenagers were shot and rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, Matute succumbed. Police Press Officer, Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood, says the police have recovered an unlicensed firearm and are waiting on ballistic testing to determine whether it was used in Matute’s murder.
ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Department, Press Officer: “As far as that investigation goes we have suspects that we’re looking for. I just recently got information that OC Roaring Creek as well as Dr.Rosado will be meeting members of the LIU will be meeting with two rival groups in Roaring Creek and I think that is as early as Wednesday of this week. So after that meeting I would be able to update you further.”
Reporter: Does that indicate that Dane Matute’s murder was indeed gang related ?
ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Department, Press Officer: “Well I said two rival groups. For me to categorize it as a gang I cannot do that as yet. We will know what will be the results after the LIU mediation and then I could probably answer your question. We did multiple house searches after the murder occurred and unfortunately for one person when we searched his premises a 38 revolver was discovered. That gun has been labeled as an exhibit and it has been sent to the lab for further testing. As far as that goes I would be able to answer that after we get our ballistics report.”