The names of the suspect and victims in a shooting incident Sunday in Westminster have been released by police.
According to Officer Van Woodson of the Westminster Police Department, Pasqual Raul Loera, 32, of El Cajon has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a Westminster woman and the grave wounding of a Westminster man.
The victims are Julie Palasco, 48, and Dennis Koire, 49.
Loera is in the custody of Westminster police in Nevada and is awaiting extradition to California.
“The motive for the crime is still under investigation,” said Officer Woodson.
WPD detectives went to Nevada after Las Vegas police detained a man found to have a gunshot wound in his leg. His address was listed in the 5300 block of Duncannon in Westminster.
Officers responding to that address found the body of Palasco, and Koiro, who was hospitalized in grave condition from gunshot wounds.
Loera will likely face charges of murder and attempted murder, police indicated.