Two Des Moines Men Facing Murder Charges After City’s 19th Homicide This Year


Miguel Angel Lorenzo-Baltazar and Anthony Garcia (WHO-HD)

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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Two men have been arrested in connection to the 19th homicide in Des Moines this year.

Police have identified the suspects as Miguel Angel Lorenzo-Baltazar, 19, and Anthony Garcia, 22, both of Des Moines. They each face first degree murder charges, and additional charges may follow.

Officials are still investigating the shooting that killed 23-year-old Jeffrey Mercado on Friday afternoon.


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