• Two people arrested for killing man left in van on MPD impound lot

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - After a Memphis man was found shot and killed on MPD's impound lot for 49 days, two people have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting.

    RELATED: Victim found on MPD's impound lot 49 days after being shot identified

    According to Memphis police, Mardracus West, 19, and Earl Brown, 20, have been charged with First Degree Murder.

    Once taken into custody, West told police Brown was with him during the robbery.

    A third person was also with them that West did not know.

    West told MPD he shot Pablo Castor five to six times after trying to rob him.

    Investigators said West and Brown did not take anything during the robbery.

    Brown also told police he was with "Pig" and another unknown person during the robbery.

    MPD said Brown was on the passenger side of the van during the initial robbery. He also told police he did not see who shot Castor.

    West also told MPD he demanded money from the victims. The victims threw three beer cans at West, according to police. That's when West shot the victims, according to police. 


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    Police identified the man shot and killed as Bardomiano Hernandez. MPD failed to locate the body for nearly 50 days in the back of a van at the Memphis police impound lot. 

    RELATED: Victim found on MPD's impound lot 49 days after being shot identified

    The third suspect has not been caught.

    Police said this is still an ongoing investigation.

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