Police name teens wanted in connection with first Muncie murder in 2016

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Update (April 13, 2016) -- Muncie police say both teen suspects wanted in connection for the murder of Rafael Rodriguez are in custody.

MUNCIE, Ind. (April 12, 2016)-- Officials released new information Tuesday on suspects in Muncie's first murder of 2016.

Mason O'Neal (left) and Marcus Wilson II (right)

Mason O'Neal (left) and Marcus Wilson II (right)

Police are searching for Mason Lee O'Neal and Marcus Earl Wilson II, both 17, in connection with the case. Both teens should be considered armed and dangerous.

Wilson is described as 5'10", 165 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. He has arm tattoos and pierced ears. O'Neal is described as 6'4", 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Both O’Neal and Wilson are former Muncie Central High School students and both, according to Muncie Police were the suspects directly involved in Sunday’s deadly shooting.

“We believe both these young men are the shooters. They are the ones that went into that apartment and began shooting,” said Muncie Police Chief Steve Stuart.

After they are in custody, police say they will be held on preliminary murder charges and charged as adults.

“I would encourage those who know anything about this crime or where these two young men are at to please call us. We want to get these two guys off the street,” said Stuart.

Police previously arrested Logan May, 21, on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in death. Cody Buck, 20, was arrested Monday on charges of murder and robbery.

Logan May (left) and Cody Buck (right).

Logan May (left) and Cody Buck (right).

Rafael Rodriguez, 24, was killed and two other men were wounded inside a unit at Canterbury Townhomes early Sunday morning on the city's west side.

While police say they are still searching for a motive, neighbors tell FOX59 news Rodriguez and May were dating. Court records show May was upset about a drug deal. She admitted to police she was at Rodriguez's home to "collect methamphetamine she was owed because Rafael had just gotten some."

Court records show May told police she drove three suspects to Rodriguez's house so she could rob him. She told police the suspects were "only supposed to rob him." Court records state May never called police to report what happened. Police say Buck acted as the get-away driver.

At the scene of the shooting Tuesday, a makeshift memorial could be seen on the steps in front of the apartment where Rodriguez was killed.

“We’re probably going to move. I don’t want my son around drug deals, I don’t want him around shootings, I don’t want him around anything like that,” said Colton Guy.

Guy, like many of the residents in the Canterbury complex is on edge knowing two of Sunday’s suspects still haven’t been caught.

“Yeah, it’s always in the back of your mind, you never know, two more people out there, not arrested yet so,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers of Delaware County at 765-286 4050.

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