Parole violator charged in Harrisburg homicide

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Edgardo Rivera

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A state parole violator is arrested and charged in the August 20th shooting death of  Henry Liriano-Aquino.   Liriano-Aquino, 45, was found unresponsive on the ground by police near the intersection of Hummel and Swatara Streets. He died on the way to the hospital of a gunshot wound to his head. His death was later ruled Homicide by the Dauphin County Coroner.

Henry Liriano-Aquino

Henry Liriano-Aquino

At about 7:20 a.m. Friday morning, Harrisburg Police and members of the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Edgardo Rivera without incident outside of 4191 King George Drive.  A search warrant was executed at that address and police seized a .40 caliber handgun, over $6,000 of uncut heroin, packaging material and $3,260 in cash.

Charges against Rivera include Criminal Homicide, Recklessly Endangering, and Former Convict not to Possess a Firearm, and Persons not to Possess Firearm regarding the homicide.  He was  also charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin, Conspiracy PWI-Heroin, Paraphernalia, Instrument of a Crime – Body Armor, Former Convict not to Possess a Firearm, and Persons not to Possess Firearm.

Rivera will also face parole violations from both Federal Probation and State Parole.

Rivera’s wife, Denise Rivera was also arrested and charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver -Heroin, Conspiracy PWI-Heroin, Paraphernalia and Persons not to Possess Firearm.

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