18-Year-Old Man Surrenders in Sister's Killing - NBC Southern California

18-Year-Old Man Surrenders in Sister's Killing

Family members say that Eddie Alvirez didn't intentionally hurt his younger sister.

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    Teen Arrested in Sister's Shooting Death

    An 18-year-old suspected of shooting and killing his 13-year-old sister in Lancaster turned himself in and was arrested. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    Family members of a 13-year-old girl shot and killed allegedly by her older brother who surrendered to authorities Wednesday were rattled by the double family tragedy.

    Marlena Alvirez was killed and her brother, Eddie, 18, was arrested in her death.

    "I wish she could be here with me," said Sonny Gilbert Alvirez, 12, their brother. "I want her to be here with me. It wasn't her time to pass."

    Relatives say they didn't know Eddie had a gun and believe he panicked when it went off.

    Family Says Brother Accidentally Shot Sister

    [LA] Family Says Brother Accidentally Shot Sister

    An 18-year-old man is wanted in the shooting death of his 13-year-old sister, but family members are saying it was an accident and pleads for the brother to turn himself in. Jonathan Gonzalez reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    "He committed an accident," said Vanessa Zamora, an aunt. "Things got out of hand ... wasn't even intentional."

    Eddie Alvirez surrendered at 2 p.m. after running away, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies said.

    An uncle drove his fatally wounded sister to the hospital.

    Homicide detectives are now on the case.

    The family is grateful Eddie's in custody, safer than being on the run.

    Eddie said he loves his brother and it wasn't his fault.

    Brother Sought in Shooting Death of His Teen Sister

    [LA] Brother Sought in Shooting Death of His Teen Sister
    The 18-year-old man had a handgun when he left the scene of the shooting in Lancaster, investigators said. Christine Kim reports for Today in LA on Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    "He took off," he said. "He was scared. It was an accident."

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