Daniel Moreno Arrested, Jonathan Vasquez Wanted in Alleged Ambush Killing of Houston Security Guard Saul Cruz

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Houston Texas — One man has been arrested while his alleged accomplice is still at-large in the shooting death of a 71-year-old security guard in Houston.

According to Houston Police, Saul Cruz, 71, was sitting in his security patrol car in the 4700 block of Anderson at about 4:10 a.m. Dec. 22 when Daniel Moreno, 22, and Jonathan Vasquez sneaked up on his car and fatally shot him.-

The two men then allegedly fled on foot.

Both Moreno and Vasquez have now been charged with capital murder. Based on a tip from the public, Moreno and Vasquez were identified and charged with capital murder. Moreno was arrested Dec. 28, however Vasquez remains at large.

Original Story:

Houston police have released chilling surveillance video of the two men who murdered a 71-year-old security guard early Tuesday morning.

The victim, Saul Israel Cruz, was sitting in a marked security car outside the Anderson Mart, 4735 Anderson, in southwest Houston when he was shot to death.

Surveillance video shows two Hispanic men wearing purple. They are both armed when they sneak up on Cruz and ambush him. Police say they shot him through marked security car window, robbed him and then ran off. It happened around 4am, during Cruz’s overnight shift. He was wearing a uniform and had reportedly been hired to protect the convenience store after several break-ins.

“It’s crazy and scary at the same time because you just don’t know,” said one shocked customer.

Joe Guidry owns Fader’s Plus, a barber shop adjacent to the store.

“Kind of makes it hard to work right now,” Guidry said.

Cruz is a married grandfather, killed three days before Christmas. Guidry says he was always professional and friendly.

“He’d wave. He helped a couple of customers get boosts. He’d watch us out to make sure we got out safely and would stay here until 6 or 7 in the morning until the store opened,” Guidry said.

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