Second Suspect Arrested in Hookah Lounge Killing

Carl Antuan Martin, 33, was arrested Thursday in the shooting death of Rodney Harmon

Days after police announced they are looking for a fugitive tied to a Rolando hookah lounge shooting, San Diego police say they have arrested another suspect in the case.

Carl Antuan Martin, 33, was arrested during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon in the 9700 block of Carroll Canyon Road, and he has since been booked into jail on a count of murder.

Investigators say he is one of three suspects in the death of San Diego resident Rodney Harmon, 29.

Harmon was fatally shot at the Crown Hookah Lounge on El Cajon Boulevard in the early hours of Nov. 16, 2014. The owner told NBC 7 last fall that the business had already closed for the night, but a loud banging was heard at the door just after 4 a.m.

When Harmon opened the door, he was shot several times in the chest. He died in the alley a short time later.

After a months-long investigation, the San Diego County Grand Jury issued murder indictments for Neil Edward Downey, 26, and Pierre Verenee Readus, 28, on Aug. 6.

Readus was taken into custody in April for Harmon’s killing.

On Tuesday, the SDPD asked for the public’s help in finding Downey, who has a $2 million warrant out for his arrest.

If you know anything about his whereabouts, you’re asked to call the SDPD homicide unit or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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