Two McLoud men were arrested Saturday evening and booked into jail in connection with the death of another McLoud resident earlier in the day.
The victim has been identified as Adam Pacheco, 27, McLoud, Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz said.
Andrew Fish, 25, McLoud, was booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a first-degree murder complaint Saturday night. His brother Rubin Fish, 33, McLoud, was also booked on a complaint of accessory to murder, said Frantz.
No formal charges have been filed and District Attorney Richard Smothermon will decide on formal charges, Frantz added.
Shawnee and McLoud police and the district attorney’s Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force probed the suspected homicide after the discovery of a body early Saturday on the north side of the dam of Shawnee Twin Lakes No. 1.
Frantz said Pacheco’s body was discovered about halfway down the back side of the dam after a passerby spotted something, turned around to check what it was and then notified police.
The chief said it appears the victim had been shot several times, though the cause of death is still being investigated by the state medical examiner’s office. He said investigators believe the body was dumped at the dam site, and the homicide may have occurred in McLoud.
The victim was among of a group of pedestrians that was stopped by a McLoud police officer during a routine stop Friday night and the shooting is believed to have occurred sometime after midnight Saturday morning, Frantz said.
Thanks in part to information from the report filed from the pedestrian stop, Frantz said police and the DA’s Task Force began a homicide investigation which led them to a house located at 487 Harris Street in McLoud.
Frantz said blood was found on the bed of a pickup truck parked at that location Saturday afternoon. A warrant was then obtained to search the house.
Frantz said the residence in McLoud was connected to the homicide under investigation. Frantz said it appears there were multiple people present at the house when the shooting occurred. Those witnesses were being questioned Saturday night.
No information on a murder weapon was released by authorities as of Saturday night.
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