Brandon Andres Bautista Torres of Glendale was arrested July 1 in connection with the homicide of his girlfriend and a 4-year-old girl.
Torres, 24, was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Selina Toyos, 23, and her daughter. He was booked into Maricopa County Jail.
One of the residents’ family members called police to report there was a double shooting near 5500 N. 61st Lane in Glendale. Police forced entry into the home and spotted two deceased victims.
The suspect told officers an intruder shot the two victims, according to Glendale police. Throughout the investigation, Torres said he took his 1-year-old child to his parents’ home in Surprise, covered the victims and barricaded the front door because he was afraid the invader was going to return. Torres said he didn’t call 9-1-1 because he didn’t want to be blamed for the homicides.
Glendale police soon found neither the evidence nor Torres’ story lined up.