A grieving Dallas family is hoping for answers in an apparent road rage shooting on Interstate 30 on Saturday.
Dallas police say someone shot and killed 49-year-old Juan Hurtado near the Interstate 45/U.S. Highway 75 split on Saturday evening.
On Monday. Marilu Pacheco wanted to share how the described anchor of their family lived his life.
Hurtado immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 16. The young man would marry his bride a few years later and then spend more than 30 years as a dedicated father of four supporting his family.
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“To know this happened in the blink of an eye – we were just all together on Friday night,” Pacheco said.
Anahi Hurtado, 19, said the loss of her father was only compounded by the grief and uncertainty about why it happened.
“We have everything, but without him we have nothing,” Hurtado said.
The family said they met with Dallas homicide detectives on Monday in hopes of learning some additional details.
According to witnesses, Dallas police said a light-colored truck may have been involved in the shooting but investigators need more help from the public.
“We’re just begging for anyone who saw anything please come out and say,” Pacheco said. “They need peace. We all need peace.”
Juan Hurtado overcame long odds in life, born with only one arm he went on to a successful career in foundation repair.
Now, Hurtado’s family hopes someone will help him in death too -- by coming forward with a lead that will break the case.
“We want justice for him,” Pacheco said. “Whoever did this – please – please if you have a conscience come forward – please come out. Just look what you did to their family. Look what you did to us.”
The family has started an online fundraiser to help offset costs associated with Hurtado's sudden passing.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Homicide Detective Derick Chaney at 214-671-3650 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, police said.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.