Police identify Garland man killed when armed robbers ambushed him and his uncle

Police identify Garland man killed when armed robbers ambushed him and his uncle
21-Year-Old Killed While Attempting to Save Uncle During Armed Robbery
GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 21-year-old man was shot and killed by suspects who were trying to rob him and his uncle in Garland Friday evening, police say.

According to police, officers responded to the shooting at around 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Cedar Drive. When they arrived, they found the 21-year-old with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital where we later died.

During the investigation, officers learned that the man and his uncle just arrived home when four people approached them and demanded money. One was holding a handgun, and another one had a rifle. During the robbery, police say there was a struggle between the uncle and one of the suspects.

The four people appeared to be wearing dark-colored clothing and had their faces covered. Police have not identified any of the people involved in the incident.

There have not been any arrests yet. Anyone with information is asked to call Garland police at 972.485.4840.

At around 8:30 p.m., the victim and his uncle arrived home in the 500 block of Cedar Drive, where four men confronted them demanding money. 

GARLAND – (WBAP/KLIF) – Garland police are looking for four suspects in an attempted robbery Friday night that left a 21 year old man dead from a gunshot wound.  Garland Police lt. Pedro Barineau says the man and his uncle returned home to the 800 block of Cedar Drive when they were approached by four suspects with covered faces, demanding money.  Barineau says the 21 year old was shot in the chest when he tried to help his uncle fight with the suspects.  The victim’s name is being withheld until all family members have been notified of his death.

Romero was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An obituary for Romero says he will be buried in El Salvador, where he was born.

Barineau says police are reviewing video of the encounter, and seek additional video and/or information in the case.  He asks you call Crime Stoppers if you have information; up to $5,000 may be paid for anonymous tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for certain crimes, as in this case.


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