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Two Suspects Arrested After Mechanic Shot And Killed By Stray Bullet In Front Of Auto Repair Shop

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Two suspects have been arrested after a mechanic was shot and killed by a stray bullet in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia earlier this month. Michael Gleba, 56, of Bensalem, was struck by a stray bullet while working on a car in front of his auto repair shop on the 4800 block of Benner Street on April 11.

Police say they have arrested 19-year-old Shabazz Sweets and 25-year-old Eric Smith.

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Mugshots of Shabazz Sweets, left, and Eric Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Both are charged with murder, criminal conspiracy and other related offenses.

Police say Gleba was shot when four men began shooting at each other during a drug deal, near Northeast Speedometer Services on Benner Street.

Two others have also been arrested in connection to Gleba's shooting death: 20-year-old James MacGregor and 28-year-old Timothy Sherfield.

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