A 15 year old male allegedly shot and killed a person on Thursday during a shootout at a gas station in Garland. Another 18 year old male has also been arrested for his involvement.
On Thursday, January 14th, at approximately 1:30 pm, Garland Police responded to the report of several subjects fighting in a gas station parking lot located in the 1800 block of West Kingsley Road. Witnesses further stated the individuals began shooting at each other and then fled the location in two different vehicles.
Shortly after, another call was received from a business in the 1900 block of South First Street advising two males arrived at the location in an SUV, suffering from gunshot wounds. One male was identified as 18-year-old Jairo Sait Saavedra and was transported to a local hospital but later released. The second unidentified male was pronounced deceased at the location.While officers were investigating the shooting, they learned a 15-year-old juvenile was at a hospital in Dallas who was involved in the shooting. Investigators recovered video surveillance showing several subjects meeting at the gas station for unknown reasons. While at the location, the individuals began to fight; the 15-year-old and Saavedra retrieved handguns and exchanged gunfire. It is believed the 15-year-old shot Saavedra and the deceased.Detectives do not believe the individuals acted in self-defense.Saavedra is currently in the Garland Detention Center, charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The 15-year-old is currently in the Garland Juvenile Detention Center charged with Murder.One handgun was recovered. The investigation is ongoing.
The 15-year-old’s identity is not being released.