PALM DESERT (CBS2) — A suspect accused of killing a man and his 2-year-old daughter in Palm Desert is behind bars.

Detectives believe that 42-year-old Juan Carlos Alcala (pictured on the right) shot and killed 24-year-old Felipe Lozano and his young daughter Friday in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

juan carlos alcala Palm Desert Man Accused Of Killing Man, 2 Year Old Girl

(credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.)

According to victim’s brother, Fernando Lozano, the two men got into an argument in the apartment’s complex over a scratch on the victim’s truck.

Lozano’s mother was also wounded in the shooting. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg, but has since been released.

“He just walked in there and started shooting in there, like crazy,” Fernando said.

Alcala has been booked on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Comments (11)
  1. Fidel Chavez says:

    this is not heat of the moment crime, this fool went and got a gun to shot these people over a simple scratch on the truck? total ignorant fool, NO excuse, this does demand a DEATH sentence, we shall monitor throughout the trial as demand the DEATH PENALTY NO NO DEALS MR. Prosecutor NO!! child loss/father/mother?

  2. WaLLy says:

    Dont even bother with a trial
    Put a bullet in his head

  3. Robert Longdon says:

    They should die as they killed.

  4. D Bag says:

    Why is there Bail?

  5. guitarman says:

    that piece of dirt should go kill himself

  6. Karen says:

    I wonder how many taxpayer dollars were spent apprehending this POS.

    I wonder if these people are even legal residents.

    He shoots a man and a 2 year old OVER A SCRATCH ON HIS CAR?

    Where did this trash come from and why has it not been incinerated?

  7. qoqetaa says:

    i used to work w/this idiot a few years back and i always knew there was something wrong w/him! pudrete ala vergaaa imbesil!

  8. Juan Carlos Alcala says:

    God damn it!!! I Googled my name and this was the first link that came up…. f-n great!!!

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