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Arrests Made in Recent Homicide Cases: Arlington Police Chief Addresses Community

On Thursday, February 1st, Arlington Police Chief Al Jones announced significant progress in solving two recent homicide casesin Arlington, Texas.

The first incident took place on December 29 in the 6500 block of New York Ave, where 56-year-old Tho Tieu lost her life during a robbery outside the restaurant where she worked. Detectives identified the suspect as 35-year-old Fernando Taylor. He was apprehended in Houston and is currently held at the Harris County Jail, awaiting extradition to Tarrant County. Taylor faces one count of Capital Murder.

The second case unfolded on January 19 in the 2200 block of Blue Water Drive, where 51-year-old Frank Kwasnica was brutally beaten to death by three suspects in an apartment complex parking lot. The identified suspects are 22-year-old Brayan Amador Vasquez, 29-year-old Jared Amador Vasquez, and 20-year-old Norlan Gomez-Torres. All three have been booked into the Arlington City Jail on charges of Capital Murder.

"I want to be clear that we, as a community, will not accept or tolerate this kind of violence," said Chief Jones. "I also want to assure our community that the Arlington Police Department will do everything in its power and use every resource available to hold those responsible for these crimes accountable."

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