No charges for suspect accused of killing a man at El Cajon hookah lounge

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – No chargers were filed Monday against one of three men accused in the slaying of another man at Rolando smoking club last November.

Carl Antuan Martin, 33, was taken into custody last Thursday after a traffic stop in the 9700 block of Carroll Canyon Road

After a thorough review of the case, Steve Walker, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, said it was decided that Martin would not be charged at this time. An investigation of the case is still ongoing. 

Martin was booked in the Nov. 16  death of 29-year-old Rodney Harmon, who was shot about 4 a.m. at the Crown Hookah Lounge in the 7000 block of El Cajon Boulevard.

The two other suspects, Pierre Verenee Readus, 28 and Neil Edward Downey, 26, were indicted by a grand jury on Aug. 6.

Readus was arrested in April for a probation violation. He has pleaded not guilty in Harmon's death and remains in county jail.

Downey is a fugitive, with a $2 million warrant out for his arrest, police said.

Anyone with information about Downey's whereabouts was asked to call the homicide unit of the San Diego Police Department, their local law enforcement agency, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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