HOMICIDE 400 Portland-Suspect Arrested (Press Release)

by Police Administration, Saturday, June 14, 2014, 12:50 (1710 days ago)



At 6:42 pm on June 13th, 2014, Abilene Police Department Dispatch received a 911 call of a disturbance at a residence in the 400 block of Portland. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered a deceased Hispanic male inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. He was later identified as Hijinio Estevan Moreno, age 40.

Detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit, Special Victims Unit, and Forensics were called to the scene. The investigation resulted in the arrest of the suspect, Randy Vialpando, age 30. Vialpando drove to the residence on Portland and found his wife at the victim’s residence. Vialpando forced entry into the residence and fired multiple gunshots killing Moreno.

The suspect fled the scene and was located during a traffic stop in the 300 block of South Danville at approximately 12:30 am on the 14th.

A subsequent search of the suspect’s residence also revealed a state jail felony level marijuana lab on his property and a state jail felony level of ecstasy.

Vialpando was arrested and charged with Capital Murder as he the murder occurred in the course of committing another felony (Burglary with Intent to Commit Assault). The Burglary w/Intent element took place when the suspect forced entry into the victim’s residence. He was also charged with state jail felony possession of marijuana and state jail felony level possession of ecstasy. His bond has not yet been set.

Vialpando’s wife, Randi Vialpando (age 29), was also arrested and charged with state jail felony possession of marijuana. Her bond has not been set. Other charges against her are possible pending the outcome of the investigation.

This investigation is still ongoing.


Sgt. Lynn Beard
Abilene Police Department

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