Police arrest 1, seek 4 after Alamance Co. shooting Sunday

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Top: Humberto Rafael Anzaldo and Demarcus Lamont Cates (L to R). Bottom: Hector Manuel Lopez, Jr., Luis Armando Perez and Rontel Vincae Royster (L to R).

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Police have identified multiple suspects and arrested one man following a shooting that left one man dead on Sunday.

According to deputies, the body of Humberto Reyes Florez, 29, of Texas, was found on the ground between lots #21 and #22 at Otter Creek Mobile Home Park and had died from apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the head and arms.

Information and interviews have indicated that earlier last week three Hispanic subjects believed to be associated with the Sinaloa Cartel allegedly supplied a quantity of cocaine to individuals. This is suspected to have been for resale purposes. It has been indicated that approximately $160,000 in narcotics were involved.

Subsequently, the father of one individual receiving the narcotics was kidnapped from an apartment complex on Grace Avenue in Burlington and held for ransom by the Hispanic suspects.

The kidnapping is believed to have happened on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, the kidnap victim’s son and another man reportedly went to the Otter Creek Mobile Home Park and returned a quantity of cocaine to the three Hispanic subjects in exchange for the man’s release.

After the man was released, an altercation occurred between the two groups that ultimately resulted in the shooting death of Florez.

Humberto Rafeal Anzaldo, 18, of Burlington, has been arrested and charged with first degree kidnapping and trafficking in cocaine.

Hector Manuel Lopez, Jr., 19, and Luis Armondo Perez, 23, are both being sought for first degree kidnapping and trafficking in cocaine.

Demarcus Lamont Cates, 23 is being sought for second degree murder and trafficking in cocaine.

Rontel Vincae Royster, 24, is being sought for accessory after the fact of second degree murder and trafficking in cocaine.

Approximately 1.5 kilograms of cocaine was recovered near the scene of the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.


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