New Information: Child in Car During Fatal Shooting


UPDATE (April 5 at 11:15 a.m.) — Police say a one-year-old child was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. 

Jose Alonso Torres had a bail hearing Thursday morning. The judge ruled no bond for Torres. 

At approximately 4:59 p.m. officers responded to 806 Diana Place for a report of shots fired and a person shot, according to the police report. 

Police say when they arrived they spoke to Jazmin Fonseca, who contacted them. She told the officers she did not witness the shooting, but she saw the suspect, later identified as Jose Alonso Torres, leaving in a Black GMC Yukon, according to the police report. 

One officer then approached a white SUV where he says he saw a man, later identified as Ivan, holding onto Norma Salinas, who appeared to be shot in the right shoulder, unresponsive and not breathing. 

The officer says he asked them what happened and the owner of the white SUV, Areli Soto, said she had just got home from picking up Salinas from work when they saw Alonso pulling up to the residence. Soto said she and Salinas stayed in the vehicle, and Ivan came out of the home to confront Torres.  

Ivan then told police Alonso asked where Salinas was located and he told her. Alonso then tried to get in the car where Salinas was located.

Alonso then tried to convince Salinas to go home with him, pulled out a gun then fired one round into the passenger side window of the car. Alonso then fled the scene, according to the police report. 

UPDATE (11:00 a.m.): Lowell police have identified the woman killed and the man arrested in a suspected homicide Tuesday.

Lt. Paul Pillaro with Lowell police said the woman killed is 24-year-old Norma Salinas and the suspect in custody is 27-year-old Jose Alindo Torres.

Police confirm Torres is an undocumented immigrant. 

Investigators believe Salinas and Torres were in a relationship and the homicide occurred from a domestic dispute.

Salinas’ was found shot dead at Fullerton Trailer Park in the 100 block of Fullerton Avenue. She was in a white SUV when she was shot and is believed to have been shot through the front passenger window.

Torres was arrested in the area of Avoca. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest.

Salinas and Torres are believed to have been at the trailer park to visit someone.

Salinas’ family has been notified, and police have a witness.

Detectives will question Torres tonight.

UPDATE: Lowell police have a suspect in custody after a suspected homicide Tuesday.

Officer responded to shots fired at Fullerton Trailer Park in the 100 block of Fullerton Avenue. When they arrived they found a victim with gunshots wounds. Three shell casings were found at the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.


LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA) — Lowell police are investigating a possible shooting homicide.

Officers responded to Fullerton Trailer Park in the 100 block of Fullerton Avenue in response to a report of shots fired at around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived they found a person who had been shot. That person was taken to Mercy Hospital in Rogers.

The victim later died at the hospital, according to Lt. Paul Pillaro of the Lowell Police Department.

No information was provided regarding the age or gender of the suspect.

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