GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Garland are searching for a man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend with her two children nearby at an apartment complex Saturday evening.

Police say they responded to a complex in the 2900 block of West Walnut at around 9 p.m. and located two children who were crying and asking for help.

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The children’s mother, who has not yet been identified, was transported to a hospital with gunshot wounds but was later pronounced dead.

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Police say they identified her boyfriend, 40-year-old Rodrigo Roman Villareal, as the suspect in her murder. They believe he left the apartment in a blue Mazda 6 with an Illinois license plate P393720.

Rodrigo Roman Villareal (Source: Garland Police Department)

A motive for the shooting is unknown as police continue to investigate. Anyone who may have information on Villareal is asked to call police at 972.485.4840.

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Garland Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to his arrest. They can be reached at 972.272.8477.

CBSDFW.com Staff