UPDATE: Dalhart man sought in killing of wife
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:24:54 GMT —
UPDATE: Pronews seven spoke with Chief Tom Sanford this morning. He says that Cancino is still at large, and they believe him to still be in the Dalhart area. He also says between Dallam County, Hartley County, Dalhart, and DPS more than 30 officers are working on finding him. He is considered armed and dangerous, so you should not approach him. If you see him, call 911 immediately.
A Dalhart man is sought in the shooting death of his wife in front of two of their grandchildren after she told him to move out. Dalhart Police Chief Tom Sanford on Thursday said a murder warrant has been issued for 78-year-old Jose Abel Cancino.
Sanford told The Associated Press that Cancino is accused of pulling a handgun Wednesday night and killing 63-year-old Elva Perez Cancino.
The police chief says the couple "had just come from church, and I think she had just told him he needed to move out." Their teenage grandchildren, a brother and sister, witnessed the shooting outside the couple's apartment complex.
Sanford says the suspect has family in the Del Rio and Midland area, plus in Mexico. Dalhart is a community of about 7,300, located 80 miles northwest of Amarillo.