Eddie Alvirez – Lancaster, California brother who shot dead his 13 year old sister in a bedroom they shared with another sister turns himself in after fleeing crime scene. Shooting yet to be determined intentional or not.
An 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his 13-year-old sister turned himself in to Southern California authorities Wednesday afternoon.
Eddie Alvirez allegedly shot his sister with a handgun Tuesday in the bedroom they shared with another sister at the family’s home in Lancaster, about 72 miles north of Los Angeles, according to the latimes. At least one relative claims the death was an accident.
The girl, whose first name was Marlena was pronounced dead at a hospital.
‘She was very loving, happy, smart. Just very outgoing, loved life and, well, she was just taken too fast,’ Vanessa Zamora, Alvirez’s aunt, said of her niece – KTLA reported.
Adding, ‘My heart hurts she just started school. She loved going to the movies.’
Zamora said she believes the shooting was an accident and that the brother fled the scene after becoming scared.
Of note- the brother is reported to have fled the scene with the gun in his hand.
Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was intentional and the moments leading up to the brother pulling the gun on his sister.
Suspect Eddie Alvirez is describe as a Male, Hispanic, 18 years-old, black hair, brown eyes, 5’04”, and 110lbs and is known to frequent #Lancaster.
— LASD Lancaster Stn. (@LANLASD) August 14, 2019