LEMON GROVE, Calif. (KSWB) -- Twin 15-year-old girls who were fatally shot Wednesday, allegedly by their mother’s 38-year-old ex-boyfriend during a domestic violence rampage, were identified Friday.
Deputies arrived Wednesday about noon at a home in the 7400 block of Central Avenue, where they found Caira Rachel Christopher and Leah Sylvania Christopher dead in the residence, and 22-year-old Gary Paul Goode wounded, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies searched the area with help from a patrol helicopter and found Dwayne Edward Groves Jr. hiding in a backyard a few houses away from the shooting, where he was arrested.
Witnesses told investigators the suspect had been romantically involved with a woman who lives at the home, said San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Thomas Seiver.
Groves was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, according to jail records.