Des Moines police identify man killed, 2 people arrested
Jul. 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.