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Man accused of killing 92-year-old mother in east El Paso

Rajeev Gupta was arrested and charged with murder and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a bond of $1 million.

A 55-year-old man was arrested Sunday after authorities said he killed his mother.

Rajeev Gupta, was taken into custody after police discovered his 92-year-old mother, Kapoori Devi, dead.

Police found Devi’s body in her home in east El Paso, said a police spokesman.

Police began an investigation Sunday afternoon in the 3600 block of Grand Bahamas Drive. Police said the incident was reported around 11:30 a.m.

Gupta was arrested and charged with murder and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a bond of $1 million.

People who live in the neighborhood near Loop 375 and Montana Avenue said it's normally a quiet, gated community and a lot of military families live there.

Our news crew returned to the scene around 5 a.m. Monday and saw that El Paso police's mobile command unit had left.

There were no signs of crime tape at the gated community early Monday morning.

Residents in the neighborhood still had no idea what had happened.

"What happened?" asked a neighbor who said she had not left her home since Saturday.

“I just pulled into my driveway and I saw the police tape and everything here, so I'm like, 'OK, probably something really serious is going on,'” neighbor Lisa Stearnes said.

Stearnes lives a couple of houses from where the mobile command unit was set up on Sunday.

"I left my house at 11:30. I heard sirens shortly before that,” Stearnes said. “I came out of my driveway and I saw the police and ambulance and Fire Department on the corner here. I just assumed maybe somebody was hurt.

"I walk my dogs by that house on these streets every day. It's a little concerning, so I would just like to know the details."

This is the 16th murder this year in El Paso, compared to 12 at the same time in 2015.



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