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Three indicted in shooting death

Two brothers and their mother were indicted on various charges in connection with the shooting death of a West Side man during a robbery attempt in August and other offenses.

German C. “Man Man” Rosado-Thomas, 20, of Congress Street and Alvin “Rico” Marrero, 16, of Arkansas Street were arraigned Thursday in Erie County Court on charges of second degree murder and attempted robbery. The pair allegedly confronted James McCloskey, 54, near a store on Grant and Arkansas streets at about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 17 and shot him during a hold-up. McCloskey was rushed to Erie County Medical Center, where he died.

Mercedes “Mostra” Rosado, reportedly the mother of both defendants, also was arraigned Thursday and faces three charges. She is accused of attempted robbery and assault for allegedly attacking one woman with a meat cleaver on Aug. 22 and with intimidating a witness by threatening her with physical harm if she gave information to the police or testified before a grand jury.

The indictment didn’t specify how Mercedes Rosado’s alleged offenses may be connected with the homicide.