Three people, including a 17-year-old teen, have been arrested in connection with last month’s Merino Park homicide in Merced.
Officers responded on Aug. 12 to the roundabout intersection of El Redondo Drive and Pacific Drive, near Merino Park, and located two victims, police said.
The victims, 20-year-old Merced man Samuel Bernal, and a 17-year-old male, were transported to area hospitals.
Bernal suffered major injuries and died two days later, according to the Merced County Coroner’s Office. The teenager’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, and he was released from the hospital.
Two adults, 23-year-old Deshawn Peterson and 26-year-old Dasha Winzer, were arrested on suspicion of being accessories to the homicide.
Police have not commented on a possible motive for the deadly violence.