Police arrested a man accused of shooting and killing his mother inside a Camden, New Jersey, home.
Pedro Mercado, 22, has been charged in the shooting death of 38-year-old Iris Sanchez, the Camden County Prosecutors Office confirmed Saturday.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, police were called to a home on the 1100 block of N. 18th Street for a report of a woman shot, authorities said. Responding officers found Sanchez suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital where she died from her injuries, officials said.
Investigators determined Mercado was the gunman. He was arrested around 8 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Haddon and Benson streets. The motive behind the shooting is not known at this time and remains under investigation.
If you have any additional information on the shooting, please call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561 or Camden County Police Detective Shawn Donlon at (856) 757-7420.