Police say man was killed because he could not pay drug debt
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say a man found dead in a car Nov. 3 was killed because of a $550 drug debt.
Police on Wednesday announced the arrests of 27-year-old Rhadames Marmolejos Jr. and 23-year-old Elijah Ramirez on charges of first- and second-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of 48-year-old Oscar Garcia.
The Anchorage Daily News reports police on Nov. 3 found Garcia in a car parked in west Anchorage. He had a gunshot wound to his chest.
The car’s owner told police a person had taken the car and not returned it.
The person who borrowed the car told police he drove with Marmolejos and Ramirez to a hotel to search for Garcia.
The witness said Ramirez shot Garcia when he could not settle the drug debt.
Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com