IRVING, Texas -- Gunmen shot and killed three fast food workers and a fourth person during a robbery Saturday and stuffed their bodies in the restaurant's freezer, police said.
Murder charges were pending against two men who were found with a bag of cash apparently taken from the Taco Bell restaurant where the robbery occurred, police said.
The suspects were pulled over at about 5 a.m. on suspicion of drunk driving and a search of their car turned up the currency sack, said Lt. Richard Bailey said.
'After finding currency in a Taco Bell sack, officers began to check Taco Bell restaurants in Irving,' Bailey said. 'The chain has six restaurants in Irving.'
Officers arriving at the Taco Bell found it closed and locked, detective Capt. T.J. Hall said. The officers broke in through the drive- in window and discovered the four bodies in the freezer. The victims all had been shot, Bailey said.
They were identified as: Theresa Fraga, 16, Irving; Frank Fraga, 23, Dallas; Michael J. Phelan, 28, Fort Worth, the assistant manager; and a 35-year-old man who was a friend of one of the employees.
The 19-year-old driver of the suspect car and his 17-year-old companion were arrested and murder charges were expected to be filed Monday, police said. The younger suspect was an employee of the restaurant where the shootings occurred, they said.