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Posted: Saturday, 22 February 2014 2:54PM

UPDATE: Two arrested in west Wichita homicide

WICHITA, Kan. - Police say they have arrested two people in connection to a fatal shooting Friday morning in west Wichita.

It happened at Santana Concrete, located at 3665 W. McCormick.. According to police, the victim was an employee of the business who arrived at work at 6:30 a.m.

Other employees arrived around 7:15 and found him inside his truck suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to a local hospital, but died a short time later. He's been identified as 44-year-old Efren Antonio Villarreal-Alvarado.

Lt. Scott Heimerman said Saturday morning that two men were arrested in connection to Villarreal-Alvarado's death.

Donnie J. Lalonde, 33, was arrested in Wichita for first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, criminal damage to property and violating the Sex Offender Registration Act.

A few hours later, Deon N. Hale, 40, was arrested in Hutchinson for first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in Friday morning's shooting.

Heimerman the suspects knew the victim and targeted him for a robbery.

Both suspects are being held at the Sedgwick County jail. Formal charges are pending.

Prison records state Lalonde was sentenced in Geary County in 2002 for rape and aggravated sexual battery convictions. He was paroled in July of 2009. His parole expired in July of 2013.

Hale served nearly years in prison for second-degree reckless homicide in Douglas County. He was paroled in March of 2010 but returned four months later on a warrant, records state. His sentence expired in August of 2013.

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02/22/2014 2:57PM
UPDATE: Two arrested in west Wichita homicide
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