POSTED: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:38am
UPDATED: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:28am
Elkhart, Texas (KETK) —
Officials in East Texas have identified the victim and suspect in a Wednesday morning reported murder and attempted suicide.
Around 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office issued a capital murder warrant for Victor Aldaba Salcedo, 43, of Jacksonville. Victor Salcedo is accused of killing his ex-wife, Lorena Salas Salcedo, 42, of Elkart, before trying to take his own life by shooting himself in the face.
According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, they received a call around 9:00 a.m., regarding a murder/attempted suicide. When officials arrived at the home in the 400 block of East Parker Street in Elkhart, they discovered Lorena Salcedo dead and Victor Salcedo face down on the ground, but still breathing.
Lorena Salcedo's body was sent to Tyler for an autopsy. Victor Salcedo will be jailed on a $500,000 bond upon his release from the hospital.
Anderson County officials, with the assistance of the Texas Rangers, are investigating the incident.