Fatal shooting in Altoona
Altoona police have identified the victim in Thursday night’s shooting at Choices nightclub as 22 year-old Willie Skakeit Solomon of Altoona. According to police, a New York City man is in custody in Huntingdon and is expected to be arraigned on criminal homicide charges later today.
The suspect, Hugo “Juice” Baez, of Manhattan, N.Y., was arrested by state police in Huntingdon following the shooting, which occurred at around 11:45 p.m. inside the nightclub, but has refused to waive extradition to Blair County. Police said Friday morning that Baez was expected to be brought back to Altoona by the end of the day to face charges.