Mother Killed, Children Injured During Violent Monroe Home Invasion; Suspects Wanted

MONROE, NC — A homicide investigation is underway after police say a mother was killed and two of her children were hurt during a violent home invasion Friday morning.

The incident happened around 4:40am at a home on Tower Court. Police say two suspects forced their way into the home, killing Lucero Sosa Capote.

Capote reportedly died from a gunshot wound.

Her five children were also inside the home at the time of the incident. Police say two of them were treated for minor injuries resulting from the altercation.

The suspects have been described as one black male and one white male, both wearing gray jogging pants and face covers.

Police say the black male suspect was wearing a black hoodie. The white male suspect was wearing a green hoodie. Both were reportedly heard demanding money during the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.