The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Section is seeking information regarding the 2008 murder of Juan Ibarra.
On December 12, 2008, at approximately 1:20 a.m. San Angelo Police and Fire Department responded to a report of gunshots inside 710 East Avenue D Street.  Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered Ibarra in the living room of the home with at least one gunshot wound.  A short time later, Justice of the Peace Martinez pronounced Ibarra dead.

Investigators believe Ibarra may have been murdered by someone who knew him and there may have been more than one suspect involved.  Witnesses stated they saw a red or maroon passenger car driving in the alley adjacent to the home shortly after law enforcement was notified of the shooting.  The specific motive for the murder is still unknown.  Ibarra was described as having few enemies, was very well liked, and left behind two young daughters.

Law enforcement is seeking information regarding any contact persons may have had with Ibarra during the evening hours of December 11th or the early morning hours of December 12th 2008.  If anyone saw a vehicle or individuals at the residence during the time of the shooting, or knows who could have committed the murder, please notify law enforcement immediately.

How you can help:  If you have any information about this case please contact SAPD Cold Case Detective Jim Coleman at (325) 657-4532 or 277-4503 or email  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD 24 Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips- text TIP SAPD plus your tip to 888777.  You can submit tips online at

To report your tip through Crime Stoppers call 325-658-HELP.

Tips received through Crime Stoppers San Angelo may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information received leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved.