A Casa Grande police spokesman talks about a shooting Oct. 5, 2017, that left four people dead. Cheryl Evans/

Casa Grande police have two suspects in custody following the murder of four people Thursday morning.

The murders occurred at about 8 a.m Thursday in the 400 block of West 13th Street.

Officers arrested Alec Javier Perez, 31, and Rodney Ortiz Jr., 22, on suspicion of first-degree murder in the deaths of Justin Allen Yates, 32, Jose Martin Aguilera, 27, Connie Carrera, 31, and Crysta Proctor, 29.

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Police have released few details about the murders, but did say they believe it was a domestic violence incident tthat turned deadly. Proctor was Perez’s estranged wife, police said. 

Perez’s mother, Mary Lou Rodriguez, sent out a statement Friday via email.

“I have no words to convey the level of shock, horror and dismay felt by the shooting incident in Casa Grande,” she said. “I love my son, Alec. However, I do not condone or accept violent behavior as acceptable. In this tragic moment of profound sadness, I express my condolences to the victims’ families and their loved ones.”


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