No Leads After Man Gunned Down in Truck

Two men shot while driving in Garland

By Tammy Mutasa
|  Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 7:05 PM CDT
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Garland police need the public's help finding the person who shot and killed 20-year-old Miguel Moncada and left another man injured at the intersection of Jupiter Road and Garland Road Saturday.

Tammy Mutasa, NBC 5 Garland Reporter

Garland police need the public's help finding the person who shot and killed 20-year-old Miguel Moncada and left another man injured at the intersection of Jupiter Road and Garland Road Saturday.

Garland police have no leads or clues in a deadly shooting five days ago and are asking for the public's help.

Miguel Moncada, 20, was shot and killed inside a friend's pickup truck on early Saturday morning while they were driving. The friend was injured.

"He was a good guy. He didn't deserve it," said Moncada's best friend, Abel Arriaga.

Arriaga said he still doesn't understand why anyone would gun down his best friend.

"I couldn't believe it," he said. "I still can't believe it right now that he's gone. He was like a brother to me."

Police said they believe the truck was fired on around Interstate 635 and Jupiter Road, where investigators found shattered glass.

The victims drove about two miles to a Taco Bell in Dallas for help.

Moncada later died at a hospital.

"This is a murder," Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said. "We're working a murder case, and we need to figure out who did this murder."

The friend, whose name has not been released, does not remember much, and no witnesses have come forward in the case. Police said they do not know if the motive for the shooting was road rage or personal.

"As of right now, we are not getting good information from the victim that did survive," Harn said. "After talking to him, we believe that he did not actually see and was [not] able to get a good description of who did the shooting."

Moncada's loved ones say they want justice.

"He was just happy every day," Arriaga said. "I be there for him; he be there for me. I'm going to really miss him."

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Garland police at 972-485-4840.

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