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Saturdays murder victim and suspect identified

By: Sarai Bejarano
EL PASO, Texas - A man has been arrested in connection to a murder in east El Paso. Alberto Antonio Mendiola, 25, of El Paso, was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for the shooting of Anthony Bowler, 30, who died at the scene.

The incident occurred Saturday at 11220 War Cloud between midnight and 5:30 a.m. According to the investigators, Mendiola went to the home on War Cloud where his estranged wife and children were staying. Bowler was also present at the home at the time Mendiola arrived.  Bowler and the other residents saw Mendiola outside of the home. Bowler  tried to lock the back door as Mendiola fired his rifle and hit Bowler several times, officials say. Mendiola, and his estranged wife and children left the home and traveled to Mendiolas home at 8400 Tigres, were he was located by police.

Mendiola has been charged with murder and violation of a protective order; additional charges are possible. His bond is set at $253,000,00.The investigation continues.