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Suspect identified in Sunday murders of father, daughter in Newport News

Posted at 7:43 PM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-30 19:46:23-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police have identified the two people killed in a double shooting Sunday and have also identified the suspect they believe is responsible for their deaths.

Amos Arroyo is wanted for the murders of 67-year-old Jessie Abraham Barnes and his daughter, 29-year-old Patricia Morgan Joseph

Officials say it happened in the 500 block of York River Lane just before 6:30 p.m.

When police arrived, they found a 29-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene, while the man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died from his injuries.

The victims have been identified as 67-year-old Jessie Abraham Barnes and his daughter, 29-year-old Patricia Morgan Joseph.

Two children, ages one and six, were home at the time of the incident but neither were hurt.

Police have identified 31-year-old Amos Jacob Arroyo as the suspect in the two murders.

Newport News Police say he was previously in a relationship with the female victim and they share two children together.

He is still at large at this time.