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April 03, 2016

Camden man accused of murdering mother arrested

22-year-old Pedro Mercado charged with shooting, killing his mother

Police arrested a Camden man on Friday who was accused of murdering his mother, NBC 10 reports.

Police say that 22-year-old Pedro Mercado shot and killed his mother Iris Sanchez inside a Camden home on Friday afternoon.

Within a few hours, officers found the suspect and arrested him.

Sanchez, 38, was also a grandmother. A relative told 6 ABC that she and her son "have always been on rocky terms," but the motive of the shooting is still unknown.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Camden County Police at 856-757-7420 or the Camden County Prosecutor's Office at 856-225-8561.

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