Murder suspects believed to be in the Coachella Valley

SAN JACINTO, Calif. - Two half-brothers being sought in the shooting of a 23-year-old Hemet resident found dead inside a vehicle in San Jacinto have ties to the Coachella Valley and should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said today.

Abram Daniel Palacios, 24, of San Jacinto and Juan Javier Mejia, 39, of Hemet are charged in the death of Ivan Carrillo-Ibarra, who was found on June 6 suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle at Las Rosas Road and Osprey Street.

Paramedics tried in vain to revive Carrillo-Ibarra, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. No motive for the murder has been disclosed.

Sheriff's Cpl. Angel Ramos said Mejia and Palacios are half-brothers and have family ties in the Coachella Valley.

``We consider these men to be armed and dangerous,'' he said.

Sheriff's investigators obtained arrest warrants for Palacios and Mejia, and the District Attorney's Office charged them Monday with murder and conspiracy, along with a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait, according to court records.

Anyone with information about the suspects' whereabouts was asked to call 911 or detectives at (760) 393-3500, or to submit a tip at www.riversidesheriff.org.

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