Ivan Newman arrested for Lenny Harris slaying
Prince George’s County Police have arrested another suspect in connection with the slaying of community activist Lenny Harris.
The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Ivan Newman. He is being charged with first degree murder, kidnapping and robbery.
Earlier this week, police arrested Linwood Johnson, 49, and charged him with first degree murder in connection with Harris' slaying. Police say Johnson gave a full confession and robbery is the motive.
Police believe Newman and Johnson shot Harris in the head and disposed his body in a Fort Washington well. But according to sources, neither man is believed to be the person caught on surveillance cameras using the the 53 year old victim's credit card at an ATM, shortly after his disappearance last September.
Johnson and Harris knew each other but police wouldn't go into detail about the relationship.
Sources say a caller used a disposable cell phone to make a 911 call alerting police that Harris’ body was in a well.
Harris, 53, was last seen alive September 21 at 9 p.m. at a recreation center in Alexandria. Three hours later, somebody in a white minivan tried to use his credit card in Prince George's County.
One hour after that, a man with a distinctive tattoo on his arm used Harris' card in Alexandria.
Harris' car was found about a month after he disappeared.
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