GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A reward totaling $ 10,000 is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of Abel Elias Acosta, 14, on suspicion of shooting four teenagers, killing three at a Texaco gas station on Sunday 26 December.
In addition to the Garland Crimestoppers Award of $ 5,000, Jerry Reynolds of the Car Pro Radio Network has donated an additional $ 5,000.
Police describe Acosta as a fair-skinned, dark-haired, brown-eyed Hispanic boy, standing around 5’05 inches tall and weighing around 125 pounds.
“He could be here in town, he could be in a surrounding town, we don’t know where exactly he is, but someone does and we need his help,” Garland Police Lieutenant Pedro said. Barineau.
The driver of the van, Richard Acosta, who visited on Tuesday, is the father of the alleged shooter, Abel Acosta.
The original 14-year-old boy who was arrested on December 27, and whose name has not been released, is not the shooter; however, he remains a person of interest for the investigation.
Detectives believe Abel Acosta is actively escaping capture and need the public’s help to locate him.
Abel Acosta is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with knowledge of Abel’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 immediately.
Tips can be given anonymously to Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-8477 or Click here.