Suspect Arrested in Death of Eric Romero

Victim: Eric Romero

Victim: Eric Romero

On July 15, 2014, Victim Eric Romero was transported to Baylor Hospital by a private vehicle, where he died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.  During the investigation, homicide detectives identified Juanito Molina, L/M/21, as the suspect.  Mr. Molina was located and interviewed by detectives. On December 29, 2014, he admitted to accidentally shooting Eric Romero and transporting him to the hospital. Juanito Molina has been arrested for Criminal Negligent Homicide and placed in jail on a $15,000.00 bond. 

For more information, please see the signed Probable Cause Affidavit and the original story below:

Original story posted on July 21, 2014:

Eric Romero is a victim of a homicide that occurred on July 15, 2014. Romero was dropped off at Baylor Hospital with a gunshot wound. He died several hours later.

The circumstances of this shooting are unknown at this time and the Dallas Police Homicide Detectives are in need of the public’s assistance in locating the crime scene and/or witnesses to the shooting. It is believed the shooting occurred near Woodrow Wilson High School before 10:30pm. If anyone has information pertaining to this crime, please contact Det. Tommy Raley at 214-671-3684. 

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense or any other felony offense. If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373- TIPS or contact the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-3661.