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Tai-mare Mercado arrested, Luis Jimenez, Jonathan Gonzalez sought on attempted murder charges

Case stems from incident in Reading more than 2 yrs ago

Man arrested, 2 still sought on attempted murder charges

READING, Pa. - One of three men being sought by Reading police on attempted murder charges is now behind bars.

Officers arrested Tai-mare Mercado shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday inside his home at 542 Lancaster Ave. in southwest Reading.

Police are still trying to locate two other suspects, identified as Luis Jimenez and Jonathan Gonzalez.

All three men are accused of playing a role in the attempted killing of a man at North 11th and Spring streets on the afternoon of June 22, 2011. The victim, police said, was shot multiple times as he sat inside a vehicle.

Anyone with information that can help police locate Jimenez and Gonzalez is asked to call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest.

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