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Grandfather Killed Trying to Protect Family

Police say home invasion sparked by ongoing feud between two teen girls



    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. (Published Monday, May 7, 2012)

    Dallas police have issued a capital murder warrant for a 16-year-old girl who is one of at least three people that killed a teenage girl's grandfather during an attack on the girl.

    Lorenzo Moreno, the girl's 66-year-old grandfather, was shot and killed in his home in the 700 block of Ezkial Avenue shortly after midnight Sunday.

    Police have not identified the teenage suspect nor anyone else they believe may be involved in the attack.

    Investigators said they believe one of the intruders had an ongoing dispute with Moreno's granddaughter and came to the home to attack her.

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    Family member Anita Moya said a female intruder yelled at a male intruder to "kill her."

    Relatives said the teenager's grandmother recognized one of the attackers.

    "My aunt took off the ski mask of the girl, and that's when she recognized it was a friend," said Christina Lopez, a relative.

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    Susie Vela, another relative, said the girl the grandmother recognized had spent the night and eaten at the house before.

    Police said the attackers came to house because of an ongoing feud with the granddaughter. Relatives said they do not know what the feud is about.

    "Over a boy? Over makeup? What was it? There are no answers," Vela said. "Only she knows or they know, whoever did this."

    Three relatives injured during the home invasion, including Moreno's wife and son, have been released from the hospital and are recuperating.

    The family is planning Moreno's funeral. He worked in the concrete business. Even though he was retired, he continued to work part-time.

    Dallas police said the intruders could face capital murder and aggravated assault charges.

    NBC 5's Reginald Hardwick and Amanda Fitzpatrick contributed to this report.