Police in Port St Lucie, Florida, are have launched a hunt for 28-year-old Alyssa Marie Torres
She allegedly shot and killed her stepfather and her eight-year-old daughter, Amarilyss Martinez
Her mother was also injured, and has been treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries
The suspect is believed to have fled the scene Monday in a silver 2005 Toyota Rav4 with Florida Tags
Police early Monday mounted a manhunt for the fugitive woman who they said shot and killed two members of her immediate family late Sunday in the family home.
According to the city’s police department, at around 12.30am officers responded to the Waterleaf Townhomes Apartments on SE Hillmoor Drive and found the bodies of a young girl and a man in his 50s. Both suffered gunshot wounds.
Family members identified the slain girl as 7-year-old Amarilyss Martinez.
The adult victim’s wife was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries that were not inflicted by gunfire.
The alleged shooter was identified as 28-year-old female family member, who had fled the scene before the arrival of law enforcement
Police in Port St Lucie, Florida, early Monday mounted a manhunt for are looking for 28-year-old Alyssa Marie Torres, [photo], who is suspected of shooting and killing her seven-year-old daughter and her stepfather hours earlier. Police announced she was in custody by noon on Monday
Amarilyss Martinez [L-R], was only seven when she was shot and killed by early Monday, by a mother she had not seen since January
Torres reportedly fled from the scene at the Waterleaf Townhomes Apartments on SE Hillmoor Drive, in this silver 2005 Toyota Rav4
Police had identified the suspect in the attack on the family as 28-year-old Alyssa Marie Torres. She is believed to have fled the scene in a silver 2005 Toyota Rav4 with a Florida Tag of KPD-T14.
Torres is known to frequent Palm Beach and Orlando.
According to investigators, the woman should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information as to Torres’ whereabouts is being asked to call Port St. Lucie police or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS.