Arrests made in deadly Dallas home invasion

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by DEBBIE DENMON

WFAA

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 8 at 6:25 PM

DALLAS — Dallas police announced on Tuesday that two people were arrested in Sunday’s home invasion that resulted in the shooting death of a 55-year-old grandfather.

Dallas police announced the arrests of a 16-year-old girl and her 17-year-old boyfriend, José Alfaro.

They are charged with capital murder, accused in the death of Lorenzo Moreno.

The teens were also accused of being involved in the brutal beating of three other people inside the Dallas home located in the 700 block of Ezekial Avenue.

Witnesses said Moreno tried to protect his family when six people — armed with guns and wearing masks — burst into the home and launched the violent surprise attack. A 16-year-old victim apparently lifted the mask of one suspect and gave police the lead needed to make the arrest. 

Police are searching for  four other suspects in the case.

"Once you begin to start making arrests, it all starts to unravel pretty quickly,” said Dallas police spokesman Lt. David Pughes. “When people start facing charges and it becomes real for them and they're not just hiding out any more, they stop protecting others and start thinking about themselves"

Dallas police received a tip late Monday that led them to the home of Alfaro. The gang unit showed up and negotiated for two hours until both Alfaro and the 16-year-old female suspect surrendered.

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