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California man fatally shot grandma, dad’s girlfriend while opening Christmas presents

(The AEGIS Alliance) – While a California man’s family members were at their residence opening up Christmas presents, the male suspect apparently strolled in and fired fatal gunshots toward his grandma as well as his father’s girlfriend, police said.

Authorities apprehended 23-year-old Austin Alvarez on Saturday after he ran away from the crime scene and is facing charges that include two murder counts and one count for attempted murder, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office stated.

Deputies arrived on a call to the Reedley residence at about 1:45 p.m. on Saturday after phone calls concerning gunshots being fired and discovered a couple of women, age 58 Magdalena Alvarez as well as age 39 Meisa Rashid, who had been struck with deadly gunfire injuries.

The cops said Austin Alvarez fatally shot Magdalena, his grandma, as well as Rashid, his father’s girlfriend, at that point he fled the home and observed his father sitting in a parked car on the road. Alvarez apparently shot a gun at him yet missed.

Austin Alvarez took off in his truck, however, the cops caught him about 10 miles away.

Austin Alvarez is jailed with his bond set at $2.5 million.

Authorities have not yet figured out a motive and anybody who has relevant information is asked to get in touch with Detective Richard Antunez at phone number 559-600-8221 or instead call Valley Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867.

Jeffrey Childers – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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