Manhunt on for suspect in fatal shooting of mom, 11-year-old in parked car

Worcester Police Department

(WORCESTER, Mass.) -- A manhunt is on for a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a mother and her 11-year-old daughter inside of a parked car in Worcester, Massachusetts, authorities said.

Chasity Nunez and her 11-year-old daughter, Zella Nunez, were found shot to death shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Worcester Police Department said.

Suspect Dejan Belnavis, 27, should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

A second suspect, 28-year-old Karel Mangual, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with armed assault to murder and carrying a firearm without a license, police said.

Worcester City Manager Eric Batista, Mayor Joseph Petty, interim Police Chief Paul Saucier and Superintendent of Schools Rachel Monárrez released a joint statement on the "senseless loss of two Worchester residents."

"An act of such violence has no place in our city," they said. "The residents of Worcester deserve better, and we will stand alongside our community in sorrow and solidarity."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at 508-799-8651.

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6:43AM by Jon Haworth, ABC News Permalink