APD Searching for Person of Interest in Overnight Homicide (Press Release)

by Police Administration, Sunday, April 17, 2016, 10:01 (604 days ago)

SEARCHING FOR PERSON OF INTEREST IN OVERNIGHT HOMICIDE

ABILENE, TX –

On 4-17-16 at approximately 1:00 am, Abilene 911 received a call of a gunshot victim at a residence on the north side of Abilene. Upon arrival officers were informed of a second gunshot victim located inside another nearby residence. The victim from the first residence was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The victim who was located at the second residence was deceased at the scene. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene and began an investigation.

At this time CID has been able to identify a person of interest in this homicide. Manuel Guadalupe Garcia,, age 20. Garcia has two active felony warrants for his arrest, one for a parole violation and the other is a federal warrant for possession of methamphetamine. He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Do not approach him under any circumstances.

The deceased victim was transported to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. The specific block locations of these incidents are not being revealed at this time to avoid inadvertent notification to the family of the deceased. Detectives and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office are working to establish the identity so proper notification can be made to next of kin. At this time, we will not be releasing any further information regarding the circumstances surrounding this homicide.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Manuel Garcia should contact the Abilene Police Department by utilizing 911 or 325-673-8331 or Crime Stoppers at 325-676-8477 (676-TIPS) immediately.

Sgt. Lynn Beard
Public Information

Positive ID on Homicide Victim

by Police Administration, Monday, April 18, 2016, 14:39 (603 days ago) @ Police Administration

POSITIVE ID ON HOMICIDE VICTIM

On 4-18-16, the Abilene Police Department received confirmation from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office regarding the identity of the victim in Sunday Morning's homicide. The deceased has been identified as Ryan Roberts, age 32 of Abilene.

The surviving victim of Sunday's incident is identified as Dewayne Welch, age 32.
The suspect is in this case, Manuel "Manny" Garcia, age 20, is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Respectfully,
Sgt. Lynn Beard
Abilene Police Department

Murder Warrant Active for Manuel Garcia

by Police Administration, Monday, April 18, 2016, 20:52 (602 days ago) @ Police Administration

There is now an active murder warrant regarding the arrest of Manuel Garcia for the murder of Ryan Roberts. This warrant is for 1st degree murder and was issued this afternoon with a bond of $150,000. Garcia has two other felony warrants for his arrest including a parole violation and a federal warrant for possession of methamphetamine. Again Garcia should be considered armed and dangerous. Contact the Abilene Police Department utilizing 911 or Crimestoppers at 325-676-8477 (TIPS) if you have information regarding his location.

Sgt. Lynn Beard
Public Information Officer
Abilene Police Department

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