In this week’s Trackdown, Dallas police need help finding two more suspects in the murder of a man in the parking garage at The Shops on Park Lane.
Police first thought 18-year-old Joseph Pintucci was the victim of an armed robbery last Thursday about 10 p.m. Through their investigation, detectives learned he was part of a marijuana deal that turned deadly.
Three people can be seen on the surveillance video. Police still want to find two of those people.
While the surveillance video is not pristine, Homicide Detective Jeff Loeb hopes the public can help him track down Pintucci’s killers and that they might face consequences for their actions.
“The plan they set up was he was gonna sell some marijuana,” Loeb said. “And they decided instead of paying for the marijuana just take the marijuana at gunpoint.”
But after stealing the dope, police the men shot and killed Pintucci.
It was about 10 p.m. on January 24 when three guys were dropped off by a black SUV at the parking garage to The Shops at Park Lane.
“The car parks. The suspects get out of it. Just kind of links the suspects to that black vehicle,” Loeb said. “We think its a 2005 Chevy Tahoe.”
The three guys in pink, black and gray shirts walked up the garage ramp.
“The guy wearing the black shirt, he's the one that actually grabbed the drugs and took the drugs,” the detective said.
The man in the pink shirt was arrested over the weekend. Rene Montanez was charged with capital murder. But police say the 23-year-old is not talking.
“There’s a guy wearing a gray shirt. He’s the last suspect to come up the ramp. That’s gonna be the actual shooter,” Loeb said. “A police sketch has been done of the shooter. We talked to some witnesses and we used that to put the sketch together. It’s not photo-realistic or anything like that, but it is enough to hopefully point someone in the right direction.”
Loeb says the suspected shooter had a gold grill in his teeth with diamonds.
“If anyone's ever seen a guy with a gold grill with diamonds that hangs out with Montanez, that very well could be the shooter if he matches the description,” the detective said.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information should call Detective Loeb at (214) 671-3702.