Trackdown: Francisco Munoz's killer captured

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Police say several tips from FOX 4 viewers helped them identify 37-year-old Michael Ryan Warner as the suspect in the video. He was arrested in Bedford and charged with Francisco Munoz's murder. Warner is being held on a $200,000 bond.


This week, Dallas police need help finding a man who killed another man in the parking lot of a Dallas motel.

Surveillance video from the Best Western Motel on North Central Expressway last Saturday shows the killer calmly walking through its parking lot.

The murdered man was one of three who came to an aid of a woman on March 10 just before 11 p.m. Police need help identifying the man they say is the killer who pulled a gun and killed 22-year-old Francisco Munoz.

“The victim was over here with some friends visiting a female. They left to go get some food” explained Dallas Police Detective Jacob White. “Shooting occurred over here in front of room 124.”

Munoz and two others left room 124. Their female companion stayed behind. Then, a man showed up to see the same woman. Police say the shooter sent a picture of himself to her. He’s a little over six feet and about 200 lbs.

“Something went wrong inside. She became fearful. At which point, she contacted one of the victim’s friends,” White said. “The victim and his two friends come up to the door, attempt to get into the room to assist the female. Suspect exits the room.”

The group of men and the shooter then start fighting down the motel breezeway before gunshots are fired. As everyone runs away, Munoz is down. He dies after being shot.

Video shows the shooter then calmly walking to his late dark-colored Acura. Police say it has a partial plate of GDD. He then walks back towards the motel like he’s looking for something.

“My guess would be he's looking for some car keys to his vehicle,” White said. “You can see him reach down, pick something up off the ground. He immediately goes to his vehicle, gets inside and leaves.”

The shooter leaves about two minutes before cops arrived at the scene.

“I need the public if they know this guy to give me a call,” White pleaded. “If anybody recognizes him if they would please call me so we can solve this case.”

A $5,000 reward is being offered. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-8477.

Dallas police have a group of murders that are unsolved and growing old because leads have gone cold.

For several of the cold cases, police are hanging their hopes for an arrest on the public's eyes and surveillance video. They are now turning to FOX 4's Shaun Rabb to help ‘Trackdown' the criminals.