A suspect in the fatal shootings of a young woman and teenage girl at a Casa Grande apartment complex has been arrested in Texas, according to authorities.
Casa Grande police said 18-year-old Terrance Xavier Santistevan was taken into custody Saturday night in Pflugerville, which is 18 miles north of Austin, Texas.
Police said Santistevan is facing two counts of first-degree murder. He’s being held in the Travis County jail awaiting extradition to Arizona.
It was unclear Sunday if Santistevan has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.
Authorities said 17-year-old Danielle Murrieta and 18-year-old Leslie Cota were found shot multiple times on April 24 with nearly 30 bullet casings recovered at the scene.
The two were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.
A possible motive for the shootings remains unclear, authorities said.
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Police said detectives developed leads in the case through tips given by community members.
They’re still searching for Santistevan’s vehicle, which police said has been connected to the fatal shootings.