Two Men Arrested In Connection With Merlin Santana Murder

Two men have been

arrested in connection with the murder of aspiring rapper and "Steve Harvey

Show" actor Merlin Santana. Police arrested Brandon Bynes, 23 and Damien

Gates, 20, yesterday (Nov 21).

The two men were

arrested for investigation of murder and are being held without bail. Police

said that a verbal exchange created a "grudge" between Santana and

his friend and the two male suspects. The men were carrying guns when they were


Murder charges

were also filed against an unnamed 15-year-old girl, who was apprehended by

police last week. The girl, whose identity is being withheld because of her

age, will be back in court December 10. A judge will decide if she will be tried

as a juvenile or an adult.

Santana was preparing

a career in rap when he was tragically murdered November 9 in South Central

Los Angeles.