Alton police identify suspect and victims of deadly shooting

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The Alton Police Department has identified the suspect and victims of the Friday night deadly shooting that left two dead and one injured.

Police identified the suspect as Oscar Armando Velasquez, 22.

In a press conference held Sunday, officials said upon arrival to the 900 block of Jefferson Street they found two deceased males at the property with apparent gunshot wounds.

The victims identified as  Carlos Perez, 34 and Eduardo Rodriguez, 25, were confirmed dead by officials.

The third victim, Matthew Compean, 30, is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

Alton police say after investigation it is understood that a domestic dispute led to the shooting.

Alton Police Chief, Jonathan Flores, says at some point during the confrontation Velasquez shot the victims and fled the scene.

The Hidalgo Sheriff’s Office and Hidalgo County Crime Scene Unit provided assistance.

Authorities say it was an isolated incident, and that there is no immediate threat to citizens in the area.

Police have a warrant of arrest for capital murder for Velasquez.

Chief Flores adds the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Police are working with federal, state and local counterparts to bring Velasquez into custody.

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