Police arrest York man wanted in 3 homicides

(York County Prison)

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shootings of two brothers and the killing of a third man nearly two years ago.

Durell Cotton Jr., 19, was taken into custody without incident Monday afternoon at a Loganville motel, police said. He was arraigned on criminal homicide and aggravated assault charges and committed to York County Prison without bail.

Cotton was charged last week in an October 2013 shooting that killed 21-year-old Jordan Breeland in the 100 block of West Jefferson Avenue.

Breeland was a passenger in a Buick Rendezvous when two people in a Mercury Mountaineer pulled next to him and opened fire. He was struck in the chest and died at the scene. The driver of the Buick, Davon Brown, was treated for a gunshot wounds to his hand.

Elvin Mateo
Elvin Mateo

A co-defendant, 21-year-old Elvin Mateo, was already in the Camp Hill state prison on unrelated charges.

Cotton is also charged with two counts of criminal homicide for the June 12 homicides of 21-year-old Angel Berrios and 19-year-old Abdiel Vazquez-Soto.

Berrios was driving an SUV that slammed into a telephone pole on North Newberry Street at Madison Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

His brother was in the front passenger seat. He died after a bullet that struck him in the chest and abdomen, authorities said.

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