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Two Murders Two Hours Apart

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ARLINGTON, TX – A man fatally shot an Arlington resident in his apartment and a security guard was killed roughly two hours afterward. Furthermore, the separate shootings occurred Sunday night, according to local news reports. Fortunately, police have already brought in a suspect for the apartment incident.

Authorities arrived at the scene of the first shooting at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Moreover, it was an apartment in the 2700 block of Indian Creek Drive. Here, they discovered a man with several gunshot wounds.

Arlington police responded to the first shooting call about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at an apartment in the 2700 block of Indian Creek Drive and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds.

The man who had been shot was eventually identified as Christian Cruz, 27, of Arlington. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office website confirmed this on Monday. He passed away at the hospital at about 10:15 p.m. No word on the official cause of death will be released until an autopsy is performed.

According to detectives, Reymund Ruiz, 18, pulled the trigger killing Cruz. Police took him into custody at the apartment building. He did not resist. Police booked Ruiz into the Arlington City Jail and now faces a murder charge. As of now, a bail amount has yet to be decided.

According to detectives, there was some kind of disruption at the apartment that led to the killing.

The Second Murder

As for the security guard, he was fatally shot at around 11:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Amigos Sports Bar in the 3200 block of E. Park Row Drive in Arlington. Currently, police have no possible suspects.

Police officials say when they arrived, they discovered a man in his 40s’ lying on the ground of the business. Unfortunately, he’d suffered several gunshot wounds. Consequently, the emergency officials transported him to the hospital where he ultimately passed away.

Police ask that anybody with information on the shooting contact Homicide Detective Grant Gildon at 817-459-5691.