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Two Elkhart men charged in South Bend shooting near El Tecante restaurant

Justin Hicks/IPB News

Two men are now facing charges in the murder of Bruno Lira Sanagustin over the weekend in South Bend. The 29-year-old was shot and killed in the parking lot near El Tecante restaurant on Sunday evening.

On Tuesday, prosecutors filed charges against 20-year-old Eduardo Alvarado and 20-year-old Ernesto Arellano. Officials say the pair attacked Sanagustin because he had previously stolen a necklace from Arellano. All three people involved are from Elkhart.

Court documents allege both men admitted to attacking Sanagustin, with Arellano pinning him to a car in the parking lot of the restaurant and Alvarado shooting him at close range. Documents say witnesses and surveillance footage helped identify the two men involved.

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