Florida authorities arrested a woman accused of killing her daughter and stepfather, and seriously injuring her mother in Port St. Lucie early Monday morning.
TCPalm reports that police said 28-year-old Alyssa Marie Torres fatally shot and killed her 8-year-old daughter and her stepfather, who was in his early 50s. The incident happened at around 12:30 a.m. at the Waterleaf Townhomes and Apartments, off of Hillmoor Drive. The suspect’s mother was rushed to a local hospital with injuries after the incident. She’s expected to survive.
“There’s probable cause for an arrest,” Senior Sgt. Lisa Marie Carrasquillo said. “She (Torres) frequents the Palm Beach and Orlando area.”
UPDATE this morning's shooting, 28YO ALYSSA MARIE TORRES has been LOCATED/ARRESTED at approx. 10:30 am, Alyssa Torres was transp to PSLPD Headquarters for interview by detectives. Press Conf at 3pm @PSLPolice Headquarters, @CBS12 @WPTV @WPBF25News @TCPalm @FOX29WFLX pic.twitter.com/EQsczDwVJQ
— Port St. Lucie PD (@PSLPolice) June 24, 2019
Police said Torres fled in a silver 2005 Toyota Rav4, with Florida license plate, KPD-T14. Authorities captured her at around 10:30 a.m.
Angela McLendon, 34, who reportedly worked with the suspect for two years at a Jensen Beach health facility, told the outlet that Torres previously spoke about how close she was to her mother.
“She had talked about her mother like they had a close relationship and her mother did everything for her, bought her things, and during Christmas would buy her jewelry and get her different things and helped her out, pay her bills.”
“For this to happen and for them to say it’s her, I can’t wrap my head around it.”
Anyone with any information on the case should contact the Port St. Lucie Police Department at 772-871-5001. You can also contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.
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[Feature Photo: Alyssa Marie Torres/Police Handout]