Police have arrested a fourth suspect in a fatal shooting following a Christmas party in December.
Ismael Pena, 20, was arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday on North 24th Street, near Wellington Place, according to a police document, and charged Monday with second-degree murder in the Dec. 13 death of Super Street Khatiya.
Khatiya was shot in the parking lot of the Knights of Columbus hall in the 3000 block of West 13th Street. Police have said people left a company Christmas party held at the hall when a car pulled up to take someone home at about 11 p.m. and words were exchanged. Khatiya suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach during the altercation and died later at a hospital.
Pena also was charged Monday with aggravated battery in the Dec. 13 shooting. He is due in court Feb. 18 for a preliminary hearing, but it’s likely the proceeding will be postponed. He remains jailed in lieu of $250,000 bond.
Pena is the last of four people who have been arrested in connection with Khatiya’s homicide.
Joel Vitela-Rodriguez, 19, was arrested Jan. 27 in the 3000 block of North Park Place and later jailed on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Police in December arrested 20-year-old Manuel Otano-Hernandez on suspicion of murder and a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of aiding and abetting in connection with Khatiya’s death.
To date, none of those three has been charged.
Contributing: Amy Renee Leiker of The Eagle