In this week’s Trackdown, police need your finding the killer of a well-known apartment complex manager in Far Northeast Dallas.
Video released only to FOX 4’s Shaun Rabb shows the two suspects. Right now, DPD says they one person in jail, but he's not talking and is not the shooter. They need help finding the second suspect who is believed to be the gunman.
Manuel “Manny” Anzaldua was shot and killed on March 14 around 2 p.m. at the Vineyards at Forest Edge Apartments that he had managed for five years. He died right outside the front door of the leasing office.
“He was coming home to have lunch or leaving from just having lunch,” said Dallas Police Det. Abel Lopez. “He was not bothering anybody. Just minding his business.”
Police say the two suspects who did the deed were caught on camera running after the shooting.
“They asked to use some of his property. I believe it was his cell phone,” Lopez said. “There was a struggle that ensued. And during that struggle, he received a fatal gunshot wound.”
FOX 4 has blurred out 17-year-old Janelius Howard’s face because his photo is being used in police lineups. He’s in custody and charged with capital murder.
“There's a suspect that was wearing all black,” Lopez said. “We believe him to be the shooter.”
The video shows the second suspect with a possible earring in his left ear and was seen wearing black socks and what looks like Nike-type slippers.
“You’ll be able to tell that he was holding something in his left hand,” Lopez said. “We believe that to be the murder weapon.”
Anzaldua was well liked by the good people who live at the apartment complex and police. Officers from the Northeast Division threw a fundraiser to help with funeral costs.
“Everybody is devastated by what happened,” Lopez said. “One of the witnesses here said when they left that they were laughing.”
Police believe the second suspect is a thin teen possibly between 17 and 20 years old.
“We believe that people are gonna know him,” Lopez said. “We believe that they hang around this area. They might know people that live here. They might have relatives that live here.”
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with info is urged to call (214) 671-3676.