Tyler police: Double homicide victims, suspect identified
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tyler police have released the identities of the two people that were killed Tuesday night along with the name of the man they say was the shooter.
Grasiela De Paz Rodriguez, 34, of Tyler, and Alvaro Israel Martinez, 23, of Tyler, were found shot to death Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Tyler hotel.
According to a press release from the Tyler Police Department, on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at around 9:50 p.m., the department received multiple calls about a shooting at the LaQuinta Inn located at 6702 S. Broadway Ave. Footage of the incident was captured by hotel surveillance cameras in the parking lot.
Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle in the parking lot with the bodies of Rodriguez and Martinez who had been shot multiple times.
Later officers responded to a tip in their investigation that led them to a residence where the shooter was hiding. Entry was made into the home, where Javier Estrada, 30, of Tyler, was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Rodriguez and Estrada had children together but were estranged at the time of the homicide, according to police.
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