Teens Charged in Grandfather Murder

As many as four other people wanted in connection with beating, fatal shooting

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  Updated 7:41 PM CDT
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Lorenzo Moreno, 66, was killed trying to protect his family. While his bruised and battered son, Ricky, grieves, police say two teenagers have been charged with murder in the violent home invasion.

Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News

Lorenzo Moreno, 66, was killed trying to protect his family. While his bruised and battered son, Ricky, grieves, police say two teenagers have been charged with murder in the violent home invasion.

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Charges Filed Against Teens in Moreno Murder: DPD

Lt. David Pughes with the Dallas Police Department talks about charges filed against two teens for the murder of Lorenzo Moreno.

Teen Girl Wanted for Murder of 66-Year-Old Man

Dallas police have issued a capital murder warrant for a 16-year-old girl suspected in the fatal shooting of 66-year-old Lorenzo Moreno, a grandfather who was protecting family under attack from masked invaders at his home.
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Dallas police have arrested two teens in connection with the fatal shooting of a grandfather as he protected his family from masked intruders early Sunday.

An apparent feud between teens led to the violence that killed 66-year-old Lorenzo Moreno and left his 62-year-old wife, 34-year-old son and 15-year-old granddaughter hospitalized after being badly beaten.

Police said Moreno was fatally shot at his residence when several people arrived at the home to confront Lorenzo's teenage granddaughter.  Lorenzo was shot and killed while trying to protect his family from the attackers, police said.

Investigators on Monday announced a capital murder warrant had been issued for a 16-year-old girl, whose name has not been released due to her age.

On Monday night, Dallas police and gang officers arrived an apartment on the 13000-block of Emily where they found the girl and her 17-year-old boyfriend, Jose Alfaro.

Not knowing if they were armed, or how many people were inside, officers used caution and negotiated the surrender of the juvenile and Alfaro for more than two hours.

Alfaro was arrested and transported to the Dallas County Jail while the juvenile was transported to the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center.  Both have been charged with capital murder.  Alfaro, who has no prior convictions as an adult, is being held on $1 million bond.

Dallas police said as many as four other people are wanted in connection with the attack and murder. 

The three survivors have all been released from the hospital.

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