Warrant: Teen talked about desire to kill previous to fatal 7-Eleven shooting
GARLAND — A 18-year-old male arrested in the shooting death of a 7-Eleven clerk talked about wanting to kill someone with his father’s scope rifle before the fatal incident, read a warrant from Garland police.
Colten Jon Moore was arrested Wednesday and charged in the death of Yosef Tulu, who was killed during a robbery. According to police, a delivery man found Tulu’s body early Tuesday morning.
Authorities said officers watched the masked suspect “enter the store with a scoped rifle” in surveillance video obtained at the scene.
Police said Tulu was shot twice after he placed money from the register inside a plastic bag provided by the suspect. SOURCE
Over the last 30 years I have studied a lot of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Criminal Psychology and I have to admit, I do NOT fully understand what drives a person to commit such an act, especially someone as young as Moore.
This is the face of a cold-blooded MURDERER. Does he look evil to you?
Colten Jon Moore
I see something in that picture that I saw in pictures of some of the other young murderers of late; look at the eyes, the eyes are the window to the soul and these eyes are DEAD looking, much the same as those of the Colorado theater shooter, the Littleton shooting, Sandy Hook, Columbine and so many others.
Investigators were able to track down Moore after two informants told officers they suspected the teen. One of the informants said the teen revealed he wanted to kill someone and would disguise the murder as a burglary. According to police, the information also alleged Moore confessed to the crime.
Maybe I’m getting too old, maybe I never bought into that *street creds* thing about *ratting out* some guy that has murder on his mind. If one of his cohorts had credible knowledge that Moore was going to commit this heinous crime he should have to face at least *some* consequences for not saying something to a responsible party PRIOR to the murder/execution.
The informants also told police Moore expressed a desire to “shoot a cop,” spurring police to request a “No Knock” warrant.
Again I say, WHY did these informants wait until AFTER the fact to say something?
Had this person(s) taken it upon himself to report what he was told there could be one less murder in the state of Texas.
I know that some people are anti-Police, anti-authority of any kind, I know that they won’t *rat* on a friend, I know they claim to be on some police *watch list* and wouldn’t help Law Officers under any circumstances. I also KNOW that many of these people call themselves Conservative Patriots and refuse to help the LEGAL authorities.
Well here’s a flash for those people; you’re not Patriots, you’re are a danger to the public.
If you had some credible information that one of your friends was going to carry out a planned execution and that he had expressed a desire to *shoot a cop* and you did nothing about it, YOU are as guilty as the shooter.
It’s called RESPONSIBILITY, some folks need to look up the definition of that word.
Edit to add 17:49:18 on 2014-01-23: Garland clerk murder suspect linked to second shooting
GARLAND — Colten Moore, the 18-year-old suspect in the murder of a Garland 7-Eleven clerk has been linked to a second shooting.
Moore admitted to police he shot another clerk at the Homeboys gas station on Jan. 16, according to Garland Police Spokesman Joe Harn.
Harn said at 11:40 p.m. that night, a clerk at the gas station in the 2500 block of Firewheel Parkway stepped out of the store and walked towards his car. He was shot twice by someone he never saw. He told police he had no idea who shot him or why he was shot.
OK, seems this guy must be a *thrill killer/shooter*, and as I pointed out above regarding personal responsibility, where in the hell were his parents during all of this? Did they not just happen to notice that their Son had become a cold blooded murderer?