GARLAND, Texas — The Garland Police Department is searching for 21-year-old Cuahutemoc Merlan on a murder warrant in connection with the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Denver Yanes-Carrillo on Friday night.
Just before 8 p.m., on May 7, 2021, the Garland Police Department responded to a reported shooting at an apartment complex in the 4200 block of West Walnut Street.
There, arriving officers located a male subject, later identified as Yanes-Carrillo, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Yanes-Carrillo was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.
"Investigators learned that there were several subjects playing soccer in a courtyard area at the apartments," read a statement from the Garland Police Department. "While they were playing, another male approached the individuals, displayed a handgun, and shot several times, striking the male victim."
Police believe Merlan fired at another individual but did not strike him and then fled prior to police officers' arrival.
On Saturday, police announced a murder warrant had been issued for Merlan's arrest. Police are now seeking assistance from the public in locating Merlan and say he is to be considered armed and dangerous.
Investigators are still working to determine a motive for the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Garland Crime Stoppers at (972) 272-8477 (TIPS) or www.garlandcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Merlan.