PFLUGERVILLE, TX – A man wanted for a double homicide in Arizona was arrested in Pflugerville earlier this week.
Terrance Santistevan, 18, was arrested without incident at the intersection of Copper Mine Drive and Colorado Sand Drive on a homicide warrant, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force said.
Santistevan was wanted in connection with the double homicide of Danielle Murrieta, 17, and Leslie Cota, 18, on April 24 at the Sonoran Apartments in Casa Grande, Arizona, according to the Casa Grande Police Department (CGPD).
Murrieta and Cota were found shot multiple times with nearly 30 shell casings recovered from the scene, authorities said. Both were rushed to hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. A possible motive for the shootings remains unclear.
The CGPD says that during the investigation, it was discovered that Santistevan was at the scene the night of the shooting and was in possession of the 2006 Chrysler 300 believed to be involved. It was also discovered that he fled to Texas.
CGPD detectives then worked with the United States Marshal Service and the Pflugerville Police Department to locate Santistevan in Pflugerville.
Santistevan was transported and booked into Travis County Jail where he will await court proceedings and extradition to Arizona. The CGPD says charges for two counts of first-degree murder will be forwarded to the Pinal County District Attorney’s Office for review.
This remains an ongoing investigation and detectives are still looking for Santistevan’s Silver 2006 Chrysler 300 with Arizona license plate 9DA2MG.
Detectives are still looking for Terrance Santistevan’s Silver 2006 Chrysler 300 with Arizona license plate 9DA2MG. (Casa Grande Police Department)
Anyone with information about this investigation and the whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to contact Detective T. Ellsworth by email or by calling 520-421-8711 ext. 6294, or report anonymously to Silent Witness at 520-836-2100.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.