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Second Arrest Made in Connection With Odessa Murder

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Odessa Police have caught the accused gunman in the first murder of 2015.

Police say 20-year-old Marko Mendoza is the one who pulled the trigger.

He's now locked up on first degree murder charges.

It all started on Sunday night when police were called out to the third edition apartments on west 10th Street.

When they got there, they found 32-year-old Ismael Rios shot several times.

According to the report, 19-year-old Manuel Garcia-Carbajal drove up with Mendoza and another man and began arguing with Rios' wife.

During the argument, police say Mendoza got out of the car, started shooting at Rios and drove off.

Rios was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Carbajal is also facing murder charges.

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