- Associated Press - Saturday, July 29, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police have identified a Des Moines man shot and killed in the city’s River Bend neighborhood, as well as two people arrested in the case.

Police say 23-year-old Jeffrey Sifrido Mercado died following the Friday afternoon shooting.

Police say two other men, 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lorenzo-Baltazar and 22-year-old Anthony Garcia, both of Des Moines, were arrested Friday and have been charged with first-degree murder.

Police say the men were in a vehicle Friday when one of them fired several shots, hitting Mercado in the chest as he was standing on Oakland Avenue. Mercado was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Lorenzo-Baltazar and Garcia remained in custody Saturday and could not be reached for comment. It was unclear whether they yet had attorneys.


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