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Garland PD Arrests Teenagers That Fired Shots in Failed Robbery Attempt.

by Front Porch Rockwall


Garrett Xavier Pickens


On September 5, just before 10:00 pm, Garland Police responded to an aggravated robbery where shots were fired in the 2800 block of Cumberland Drive.

Officers learned the victim had just arrived home when a grey BMW passed by with the headlights turned off. The BMW turned around and parked several houses away from where the victim was parked. As the victim was retrieving items from his vehicle, two suspects wielding handguns approached him and demand his belongings. The victim produced a handgun in defense and the suspects fled toward the BMW.

At some point, it is believed the suspects fired at the victim and the victim returned fire. No one was injured.

Officers learned there were several people inside the BMW who are believed to be involved with the robbery. Officers were able to identify and locate two of the suspects, a 14-year-old juvenile Hispanic female, and 17-year-old black male identified as Garrett Xavier Pickens.

Two of the other suspects are described as Hispanic males, one wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, basketball style shorts, and a dark colored mask, and the other wearing a grey sweatshirt and no mask. Both are still at large.

The juvenile female and Pickens are charged with Aggravated Robbery. Pickens is currently in the Garland Detention Center on a bond of $10,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840. Callers may remain anonymous by calling Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-8477 or online at www.garlandcrimestoppers.org.

The investigation is ongoing.

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