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Carlsbad police arrest man, teen in fatal drive-by shooting

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Roberto Vargas
Robert Vargas



Carlsbad police say two people been arrested in a fatal drive-by shooting that stemmed from an earlier fight.

Police say 33-year-old Robert Vargas was arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy, tampering with evidence and other crimes related to the fatal shooting early Tuesday of 41-year-old Eric A. Florez. It could not be immediately determined whether Florez has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Police also arrested a 17-year-old boy on an open count of murder, tampering with evidence, and conspiracy to commit murder.

The CPD also says a third person may face charges in the case. According to authorities, other people were in and around a van driven by Florez when it was struck by gunfire.

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