Garland Police May Have Spotted Car Used In Recent Murder

Alan Scaia
February 01, 2019 - 7:24 am
Garland Police

Credit: Alan Scaia, 1080 KRLD

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GARLAND (1080 KRLD) - The family of a man killed in Garland this week is asking the person who shot and killed him to come forward.

Clifford Wicker Junior was killed Wednesday night when another tenant at his apartment complex told him someone was breaking into his truck. Wicker went downstairs to see what was happening, and police say someone breaking into the truck shot and killed him.

"I hope they find him. I pray, and I need everybody to pray in the name of Jesus Christ," says Wicker's uncle, Johnny. "They just don't know the Lord, or they wouldn't have done that."

Johnny Wicker says his nephew was always looking at ways to help others. He says Clifford was the type of person who would offer his own coat to a stranger on a cold day. 

"He was a hard worker. He would give anything to anybody who asked for it," Johnny Wicker says. "If they wanted something out of that vehicle, and they asked for it, he would have given it to him."

Garland police have been interviewing other tenants in the complex near Centerville Road and Broadway. They have also been looking at surveillance video from nearby homes and businesses.​

Garland police say they are looking for a tan or gold, four-door sedan, possibly a Crown Victoria. Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.

"We need closure on this. We really do," Johnny Wicker says.