Identities released in restaurant deaths

March 12, 2009 12:12:02 PM PDT
Trenton police believe the shooting deaths of two men found in the basement of a city restaurant they operated was a murder-suicide. The bodies were discovered Wednesday by firefighters responding to a fire alarm activation at the El Rancho Restaurant on Fulton Street in the city's Chambersburg neighborhood.

Sgt. Pedro Medina, a police spokesman, said the two men - 44-year-old Juan Reyes and 51-year-old Jose Peralta - were business partners and were arguing late Wednesday morning over finances when Reyes apparently shot Peralta and then turned the gun on himself.

Medina said a 9 mm handgun that belonged to Reyes was recovered next to his body. But further details on the shootings were not disclosed.

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