Mario Rodriquez Shot and Killed Marisela Mendoza: Police – What We Know!

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A person is accused of fatally taking pictures his girlfriend in a Texas Roadhouse car parking zone and sparking a seek for two lacking women.

Mario Rodriquez, 30, was arrested over the weekend on a homicide warrant after he allegedly killed Marisela Mendoza, 23, in line with cops in Amarillo, Texas. Police mentioned they responded on Saturday at 8:27 p.m. to the car parking zone of a Texas Roadhouse on I-40 West, the place a taking pictures had taken place. Authorities mentioned they discovered Mendoza on the scene with gunshot wounds.

“She was transported by AMR to an space hospital the place she later died because of her accidents,” officers wrote. “Subsequent of kin for the sufferer has been notified. Murder detectives and patrol officers interviewed witnesses on the scene.”

Mendoza and Rodriquez had been a pair from out of city, cops mentioned.

“That they had traveled right here individually and gotten into an argument within the car parking zone, which led to the suspect taking pictures the sufferer and leaving the scene in a grey automotive,” police mentioned. “As soon as the identification of the suspect was established, an Amber alert and regional broadcasts had been issued.”

Of their preliminary press launch earlier than figuring out a suspect, officers mentioned {that a} man had fired a gun a number of occasions right into a automotive.

Authorities put out an AMBER Alert, in search of Rodriquez, Adalynn Rodriquez, 5, and Ariaen Rodriquez, 8. Officers didn’t specify the youngsters’s relationship to the suspect, though all of them share the identical final identify. Authorities described the women as “kidnapped” and the 30-year-old man because the suspect.

Officers mentioned they acquired a homicide warrant on Rodriquez. Authorities discovered him within the close by North Texas metropolis of Hereford, and locked him up at an area jail there, cops mentioned.

The case stays underneath investigation. Police didn’t launch data on the alleged motive, how the argument began, or what the argument was about.

Amarillo police spokesperson Sgt. Carla Burr instructed Legislation&Crime in a telephone interview that the 2 women are actually with household, and that police had made positive they had been bodily okay.

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