POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A 17-year-old twin girl, a student at Coconut Creek High School, is dead after someone shot into the window of the motel where she was inside with family members.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Room 123 at the Travelodge By Wyndham motel on Northwest 31st Ave., shortly before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, where they found Alisa Espaillat unresponsive with gunshot wounds on her right shoulder and left cheek.
“They just robbed a life,” Gabriel Casanova, the girl’s father said.
BSO now has a 23-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man in custody who they say are responsible for the girl’s death. Investigators said Jayla Leondrea Patton and Deangelo Cincord fled the scene after the shooting.
Cincord, faced a judge telling her that he didn’t know anyone was inside the motel room. The public defender quickly told him: “Do not talk about the facts of the case.”
The parents of the teen said they didn’t even know the suspects who arrived at the motel room in the middle of the night. Armando Gonazalez, the girl’s stepfather, told Local 10 that he told the two people to leave, but moments after he shut the door on them, someone started shooting.