As police look for a teenage suspect they think shot and murdered two other teenage males on January 14, the Garland neighborhood is on high alert.
The victims, 18-year-old Alan Chavez and 17-year-old Ruben Arzola, were recognized by the police. Both teenagers call Wylie home. On Tuesday, police identified the suspect as Dallas resident Amancio Noriz, 16, and released his name and photo.
Noriz is described as a man Hispanic who weighs around 120 pounds, has brown eyes and dark hair, and stands about 4′ 9″ tall.
Noriz is listed as the subject of the “directive to apprehend” warrant, according to the Garland Police Department. The Garland Police Department does not typically reveal information about children, however given the seriousness of the offense, the court has authorized the release of information.
According to investigators speaking with CBS News Texas, there is security footage showing Chavez and Arzola meeting Noriz on January 14 in a Garland parking lot off of West Buckingham Road. According to the police, Noriz appeared to shoot the two teenagers during the encounter when it began to become hostile and then drove off.
Norzi Is Being Prosecuted
According to Barineau, teenage violence is nothing new in Garland. A 14-year-old shot two years ago, killing three and injuring four people. “The fact that teenagers that young are willing to go to the extent to kill people is concerning to us,” Barineau states.
Flowers and candles were placed in front of the strip mall on Tuesday as a memorial for the two teenage lads. In order to cover burial costs, Chavez’s family has established a GoFundMe page, stating, “He was a brother, a son, and an amazing friend. Alan was adored by his friends and family.”
Noriz is being prosecuted for murder. The public is being urged by the Garland Police Department to submit any information on his whereabouts.