Crime

7th suspect arrested in 2012 Lakewood shooting death

The last of seven suspects in a 2012 Lakewood homicide has been arrested.

Lakewood police booked Michael Eugene Rowland, 30, into jail Tuesday, after authorities in Portland found and detained him, police spokesman Chris Lawler said.

Rowland is suspected of driving a getaway car after hit men hired to kill a rival drug dealer mistakenly shot 32-year-old Jaime Diaz-Solis instead Nov. 12, according to court records.

Rowland is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree attempted robbery.

William Manuel Alvarez Calo, 28; Fidel Gaytan Gutierrez Jr., 32; Jiffary Alexander Mendez, 30; Mazzar Gerald Robinson, 42; and Ray Steven Turner, 33, have been charged in connection to the homicide and await trial.

Robert Leon Smith Jr., 34, awaits sentencing after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree attempted robbery in connection with the crime.

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