Arrest made in deadly Elizabeth shootings

May 30, 2010 11:19:57 AM PDT
Bail has been set at $1 million for the man accused of fatally shooting two men during a large brawl outside a northern New Jersey bar this weekend. Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said Armando Perez, a 24-year-old Elizabeth resident, was arrested without incident early Sunday at a Roselle home.

He's charged with two counts of murder and weapons offenses in the deaths of 30-year-old Luis Mesa and 27-year-old Daniel Torres.

The two Elizabeth men were shot early Saturday outside the El Buen Gusto bar in Elizabeth and pronounced dead at the scene.

Romankow said a motive for the shooting has not been determined, saying evidence and witness statements led authorities to Perez.

It was not known Sunday whether Perez had retained a lawyer.


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