Police Arrest 14-Year-Old Boy Suspected of Killing Three in Texas Convenience Store Shooting

Police arrested a 14-year-old suspect in a shooting at a Texas convenience store that killed three teenagers and injured another.

Garland Police Chief Jeff Bryan announced at a press conference on Dec. 27 that officers arrested a 14-year-old boy on an outstanding warrant in suspicion of carrying out the shooting on Dec. 26 night.

Police have not yet charged the teen suspect and has not released his name.

Police also said they were looking for a male “person of interest” who may have been the driver of the pickup truck that the suspect arrived and left in.

The shooting began at around 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 26 at a convenience store in the 700 block of West Walnut, according to a police statement.

Surveillance footage showed the suspect — whom police described as “a light-skinned male” — opening the door of the convenience and firing his gun.

The suspect used a 40-caliber pistol with an extended magazine and fired at least 20 rounds, Bryan said.

The suspect then got back to the white truck on the passenger side and fled “at a high rate of speed.”

Police found four people inside the convenience store with gunshot wounds — three of whom were pronounced dead at the scene while the fourth was in critical condition and was taken to a local hospital.

According to Bryan, all of the victims were male Latinos whose names have not been released due to their ages. Those who died were aged 14, 16, and 17 while the wounded was aged 15.

Bryan added that the 14-year-old who died “was just there ordering food for his family.”

Bryan also said that the wounded 15-year-old was working as a cook at the store.

The incident remains under active investigation, police said.


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