Suspects arrested in Hattiesburg apartment murder

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Police have arrested two juveniles in connection with the July 3 murder of Librado Mendoza Garcia, a Hispanic man who was shot to death in front of the James Street Apartments in Hattiesburg.

Lieutenant Eric Prioux said police arrested a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old late Tuesday on murder charges. Police are not releasing the names of the juveniles at this time, but say they will be charged as adults.

Garcia was shot once in the chest during the early morning hours of July 3. At the time, police said robbery was the motive.

The two juveniles are expected to make their initial court appearances Wednesday.

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