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Short man sought in killing

Montgomery County detectives are looking for a 3-foot, 11-inch murder suspect in connection with a shooting last week in Silver Spring, officials said.

The suspect, Henry Chavez, 28, current address unknown, is known to frequent Silver Spring and Wheaton and weighs about 85 pounds, police said. Detectives have obtained a first-degree murder warrant for him in the slaying of Hamington Luis Ravanales Orozco, 27.

Police originally believed that the victim’s name was Hamilton Luis Rabanales. Just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Ravanales Orozco was with a group outside a residence in the 10100 block of Georgia Avenue just before the incident occurred.

Police urged anyone who knows where Chavez is, or knows what happened to Ravanales Orozco, to call 240-773-5070. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), and be eligible for a possible reward.

— Dan Morse

Henry Chavez (Courtesy of Montgomery County Police)

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 6:39 PM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , Homicide , Maryland , Montgomery  
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He looks like dude in the old Ludacris video.

Posted by: MDBusinessMan | June 1, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Is either the victim or the dwarf illegal? WaPo, seems that would be a newsworthy subject don't you think?

Posted by: wjc1va | June 1, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

He looks like one of the Malaysian Midget Gang fellows (

Posted by: veloboldie | June 2, 2010 6:10 AM | Report abuse

Hopefully, this will be a short investigation.

Posted by: Hk45 | June 2, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

This dude is shorter that my 6 year old and he is killing people? WTH?

Posted by: yisthisnews | June 2, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

AWWWWW, that is too cute. I feel bad for him going to prison though. They should probably just lock him up in juvenile hall where he stands a chance. Then again, he probably should not have killed somebody.

Posted by: AdamAhmed | June 2, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

I've seen him in the clubs before. Wow, who would've thought that he could even hold a gun. But, then again it probably was a .22

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | June 2, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

This is what is wrong with MoCo's police policy in dealing with illegals. I doubt that his immigration status was checked when he was arrested for drug possession with intent to distribute in 2008. So they release him back into the community so that he can subsequently commit murder. Priceless!!

Posted by: StLou | June 2, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

His green card is bigger than he is. I wonder if he even had to duck to slip under the border fence.

Posted by: MDBusinessMan | June 2, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

sorry, must be this tall to ride

Posted by: thenoggin | June 2, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

He's gonna be hard to find...

Posted by: tonestein1 | June 2, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

This article offers little insight into the crime thus belittling his actions.


Posted by: damnit79 | June 2, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

He's easy to overlook. I think he might be hiding out in Oz.

Posted by: PepperDr | June 2, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I read this article this morning without seeing the picture. I was thinking how 3'11" Hispanics can there be out there? Then I'm driving by the SS Metro station and I see this very short Hispanic. Could have been the guy in the picture.

Posted by: BigBubba1 | June 2, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

"Police urged anyone who knows where Chavez is, or knows what happened to Ravanales Orozco..."


I know what happened to Orozco... he was shot and killed! Do I get a reward?!

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | June 2, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Ant Hill Harry??

Posted by: catsrtasty | June 2, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

He needed a gun...had he approached main man without one dude would've kicked a field goal. Boop - it's good! Put that lil bamma in the recycling box.

Posted by: BlkPwr | June 2, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Is either the victim or the dwarf illegal? WaPo, seems that would be a newsworthy subject don't you think?

Posted by: wjc1va |

Please explain why the WP needs to say if the victim is illegal every time he appears to be hispanic but no other time? Do you inquire every person in every crime article legal status? No. so stop being racist. Oh, I bet you dont think making mention of the legal status of every person of latino decent is racist do you? It is, even if the person is illegal. Its called stereotyping, profiling. Kind of like if you asked if every Italian dude you read about in the paper is with the mob. The sad part is you are serious.

Posted by: ged0386 | June 2, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I think some white people think the only illegal immigrants in the united states are latinos. Which makes others stereotype white people as dumb racist. If white people dont want to be stereotyped as dumb and racist maybe some of you should stop stereotyping other people.

Posted by: ged0386 | June 2, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"Hopefully, this will be a short investigation."


Posted by: POLOinDC | June 2, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Evil would be proud of his little protege...

Posted by: case50 | June 2, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Is this guy related to Mini Me? LOL

Posted by: DaddyGraceFishSandwich | June 5, 2010 2:23 AM | Report abuse

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