Florida woman arrested in fatal shooting of stepfather, 8-year-old daughter

Police say Alyssa Torres, 28, fled after killing family members

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

Alyssa Torres, 28, has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of her stepfather and 8-year-old daughter. Police say she fled in a silver 2005 Toyota Rav4 with Florida license plate KPD T14.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A Florida woman wanted by police in connection with the fatal shooting of two family members in Port St. Lucie has been arrested.

Port St. Lucie police said Alyssa Torres, 28, was apprehended Monday morning, hours after she fled the scene of the shooting in a silver 2005 Toyota Rav4 with Florida license plate KPD T14.

Sgt. Lisa Marie Carrasquillo said Torres shot and killed her stepfather and 8-year-old daughter at the Waterleaf townhomes and apartments on Southeast Hillmoor Drive.

Carrasquillo said Torres also injured her mother. She was taken to an area hospital, but her injuries aren't life-threatening.

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Crime scene investigators collect evidence after two people were fatally shot at the Waterleaf apartments and townhomes in Port St. Lucie.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

Torres faces two counts of murder and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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