A man has been arrested for killing two men during an “exchange of gunfire” in California. Police say they are currently searching for a second suspect in the case.
On Dec. 2, 2020, Jeffery Lee Crawford, 37, and Armando Partida-Sanchez, 32, were killed during an exchange of gunfire in the 1100 block of E. Santa Fe Avenue in Merced, California.
On Nov. 22, 2021, police followed up on a lead and identified Manuel Martinez, 47, as a possible suspect.
Martinez was located and admitted to his involvement in the double homicide during questioning, according to police. Investigators have not said what led to the shooting.
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Martinez was arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail for murder, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and prohibited person in possession of ammunition.
Another suspect, Anthony Ruben Perez, 37, has been on the run since the shooting.
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