On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at approximately 9:44 p.m., officers responded to assist EMS personnel with an injured person that was found in a business parking lot on N. McCain Drive. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the injured person had been assaulted and stabbed. The victim was transported to Frederick Health Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Jose Pedro Hernandez, age 40, from Frederick.
Detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Unit were notified and responded to the scene to assume the investigation. Through the course of their investigation, detectives were able to identify a suspect for the murder. On Wednesday, May 31st, Frederick Police Department detectives located Santos Felipe Reyes-Valle, age 38, and placed him under arrest. Reyes-Valle was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Murder; he is currently being held without bond.
FPD is asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or possesses relevant video footage to contact Detective McPeak at 240-578-5684 or by email amcpeak@FrederickMDPolice.org. FPD also encourages individuals who wish to provide information anonymously to contact the Frederick Police Department's tip line at 301-600-TIPS (8477), submit information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a text message to 240-674-TIPS (8477).
Case #: 23-039506Date: 6/01/23Incident Type: MurderLocation: N. McCain Drive, Frederick. Lead Investigator: Det. McPeak Author of Release: D/SGT. Jonathan Shatlock PIO Contact: Samantha Long- email@example.com or 240-586-0462