Texas police on Tuesday announced a $ 10,000 reward for helping in the hunt for a 14-year-old refugee on lamb since he killed three teenagers in a grocery store last weekend.
Abel Elias Acosta is an armed man who fired more than 20 shots at a Garland grocery store, killing three people and wounding a fourth during a targeted attack on Sunday.
He is considered armed and dangerous as he continues to evade capture even though police have arrested his father, who they say was his escape driver.
A $ 5,000 reward is being offered through Garland’s Crimestoppers program, and a local radio station president is now depositing an additional $ 5,000 for Abel’s arrest. This was announced by the Garland Police Department.
Abel is described as Hispanic, just over 5 feet tall and 125 pounds.
Police identified Abel as the shooter seen in disturbing surveillance footage outside the store that showed a scratched and bare torso firing several shots while standing in the doorway.
The video shows the gunman approaching the store before opening fire, crouching and looking in through the windows. A Dodge Ram, as police said, was driven by Abel’s father, Richard Acosta, waiting nearby.
Richard Acosta, 33, was charged with murder after he turned himself in to police in the days after the shooting.
The victims were identified as Xavier Gonzalez, 14, Ivan Noyala, 16, and Rafael Garcia, 17. The 15-year-old who was injured in the shooting has not been identified.
Police said the shooting appeared to be retaliation of some kind. It was not clear which of the victims were the intended targets.