Two People Murdered in Youngtown
For the second time this week, a Valley police agency has started a search for a double-murder suspect.
Two people were shot and killed this morning in Youngtown this morning, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
MCSO polices Youngtown, a tiny community that's nestled between Sun City and El Mirage in the West Valley.
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The identities of the victim's haven't been released, and the Sheriff's Office hasn't yet identified the shooter.
The description of the suspect is pretty generic: Hispanic man, 6-foot, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
He did take off in the victims' vehicle, a 2000 or 2001 white Ford Ranger, license plate AVD7051.
Back in Phoenix, police are still searching for 24-year-old Hector Taner Karaca, the man accused of killing two people at a Phoenix home Monday night.
UPDATE 4:27 p.m.: The MCSO has a suspect, 39-year-old Jose Guadalupe Sotelo, but he hasn't been found at the time of this post.
Lieutenant Brandon Jones says detectives believe the murders, of a man and woman, are believed to be a result of some sort of domestic-violence situation.
UPDATE October 26, 10:12 a.m.: Deputies tracked down Sotelo to a parking garage at the Thunderbird Hospital in Glendale last night, where Sotelo committed suicide, Jones says.
When deputies approached him on the top floor of the garage, Sotelo "raised a weapon to his head and shot himself," Jones says in an e-mail.
"It is not known at this time how or why he chose this location and at this time the stolen vehicle has not been recovered," he adds.
Jones added that there was a third person at the Youngtown home where Stoleo is believed to have killed the two people, but he left that person uninjured.
Both of the victims have now been identified: 33-year-old Shawntah Eierdam, and 41-year-old Adam Manns.
You can see Sotelo in the photo below:
Jose Guadalupe Sotelo
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