A phone and a’video gaming device’… that’s what two teenagers were allegedly after, in a burglary that turned into a murder according to the Fort Worth Police. Officials with the department said in a statement released Tuesday that two boys, aged thirteen and fourteen, were arrested on a capital murder charge in the fatal shooting of a woman in her Fort Worth apartment.
Officials withheld the suspects names.
According to the report the victim, Yesenia Gutierrez was home with her 3-year-old son Friday, May 18, around noon, when the break-in happened at the Manitoba Apartments at 8225 Calmont Ave in Fort Worth.
The woman was later discovered in ‘a pool of blood’ by her husband, Carlos Landa after he arrived at the scene..
According to the police report, Landa said that he was “at work when he received a text message from his wife at approximately 11:05 a.m.” He said the message asked him to answer his phone. Police said Landa responded to the text message, asking what was wrong. When Gutierrez did not respond, Landa became concerned and left work early to head to her apartment.
When Landa arrived, police said he saw the apartment door kicked in and his bleeding wife on the floor.
Police said he tried to help his wife and was covered in her blood when they arrived. Their three-year-old boy was not injured.
Members of the Gutierrez’ family said she fought to keep the burglars out of the room where her son was.
Fort Worth Police later located the suspects after reviewing surveillance video from the area, talking to other residents and “coordinating with members of the department’s robbery and gang units” according to the statement. Officers subsequently detained an unnamed adult who ultimately led them to a possible weapon used in the attack and also to the two suspects.