Seven suspects linked to the death of a 21-year-old Baltimore County resident were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder. The group, comprised of MS-13 gang members, killed Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar’s and abandoned his body in the grass near an apartment building, according to the Baltimore County Police Department’s press release.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit determined that Cuellar was the intended victim of a planned murder involving the seven suspects, Baltimore County Police


The Baltimore Sun later reported that the attack started with Cueller flashing the 18th Street gang sign.

“Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit determined that Cuellar was the intended victim of a planned murder involving the seven suspects. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the death a homicide by multiple sharp force injuries. The motive for this homicide remains under investigation,” according to the press release.

The MS-13 gang members stalked Cueller before stabbing him to death in July as part of ongoing gang turf battles. The seven suspects are currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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