LANCASTER (CNS) - The 18-year-old suspected of shooting and killing his 13-year-old sister in Lancaster turned himself in today and was arrested.
The shooting was reported about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the bedroom of a home in the 1700 block of West Avenue J-15, where Eddie Alvirez, the victim's brother, was in a bedroom with his two sisters, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Marlena Virginia Alvirez died at a hospital, coroner's officials reported.
Eddie Alvirez turned himself in about 2 p.m. at the sheriff's Lancaster Station, officials said.
A warrant had been issued for his arrest, according to the sheriff's department.
“Eddie was in possession of a gun in the bedroom with the two girls and the gun went off and one of the sisters was struck and she went to the hospital and she died as a result of her injuries,” sheriff's Sgt. Richard Biddle told NBC4.
Alvirez is reportedly a gang member, Biddle said.