Garland police on Wednesday are charging a 14-year-old with capital murder in a triple killing at a gas station convenience store and are warning that the boy is at large, armed and dangerous.
Abel Elias Acosta, 14, is suspected to have been the shooter in the Dec. 26 incident, according to a news release.
Law enforcement officials rarely release the identity of juvenile suspects.
“However because of the extenuating circumstances, the nature of the incident and the risk to the public the court has authorized the release of his information so we can locate his whereabouts,” Garland Police Public Information Officer Lt. Pedro Barineau said.
Acosta is described by police as a light-skinned Hispanic male with dark hair, brown eyes, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs around 125 pounds.
Acosta’s father, Richard Acosta, surrendered to police this week and faces a charge of capital murder, accused of driving his son to and from the scene, police said.