Garland Police still searching for teen suspect in convenience store triple murder

WANTED: Abel Acosta
WANTED: Abel Acosta Photo credit Garland Police Department

Police are still searching for a 14-year-old suspect wanted for three murders at a Garland convenience store.

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Garland police say they’re still looking for Abel Acosta, the 14-year-old suspected of opening fire in a Texaco convenience store the day after Christmas and killing three teenagers.

Officials say they’re running down every lead in an effort to get him off the streets.

Garland Police Lieutenant Pedro Barineau says the US Marshals Service is using special equipment to try to pinpoint Acosta’s whereabouts.

Even though he hasn’t been located just yet, one person has been arrested in connection to the shootings. Acosta’s father, Richard Acosta, turned himself in. He’s accused of driving his son to and from the convenience store and is being charged with capital murder.

Anyone with information that could help police find Acosta is asked to come forward. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Acosta’s arrest.

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