DUNCANVILLE, TX – A string of crimes began Sunday night in Dallas County when 33-year-old Ruben Moreno was found shot dead in a Hummer off of Spur 408 near the Grady Niblo Road overpass in Dallas.
Several witnesses reported their vehicles being shot. Two witnesses stated that they followed the shooter for a short distance before losing him.
The crime spree continued to the next shooting that occurred at a Texaco gas station on U.S. 67 and Cooper Street in Cedar Hill at about midnight. Reports state that the police believe Sylvester Franco-Luviano drove up next to 44-year-old Welton Betts as he pumped gas and fatally shot him. Mr. Bett’s wife was forced out of the vehicle at gunpoint and Franco-Luviano stole the couple’s car. It was recovered a short distance away. Ms. Bett was grazed by the bullets and taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
Shortly after that, police say Franco-Luviano broke into a home in the 800 block of Ash Lane and stole the resident’s 2014 silver four-door Lexus, with license plate number DPG6380. No one was injured at that location.
On Monday morning authorities were said to be searching for Franco-Luviano in Shreveport, Louisiana. The search turned up nothing but on Monday afternoon, Police in Georgetown reported that the grey Lexus which was stolen from a Cedar Hill home was found abandoned in the area. Police in Georgetown have also named Franco-Luviano a person of interest in an aggravated robbery and kidnapping that occurred later in the day Monday. Police have confirmed that the victim was released unharmed.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force which is leading the investigation believes that Franco-Luviano is still in Central Texas as of Tuesday Morning.
Franco-Luviano is believed to be armed and dangerous. He’s described as being 5’10” and thin with dark hair. Anyone with information is urged to call 911.