Press Releases

Anti-Crime Unit Nab Thieves, Recover Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Tools in Early Morning Bust
Oct 11, 2018   10:24 AM

October 11, 2018 — Just before 5:00 a.m., members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit and Patrol Division who were partnering to conduct targeted patrol in a high crime area near S. Bryant Blvd. noticed two subjects enter the Riverfalls housing area, empty-handed. 

A short time later, the subjects were observed exiting the housing area, arms loaded with property.  

Officers detained the two men, identified as Clayton C. Stroh, 23, and John H. West, 20, and learned the items were stolen from a vehicle in the 4300 block of Riverfalls Court.  Stroh was also armed with a handgun and West was in possession of dangerous drugs.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Stroh was charged with State Jail Felony Theft and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.  West was charged with State Jail Felony Theft and Possession Dangerous Drugs.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail where they remain on $8,000 and $8,500 Bond. 

The stolen property, valued at approximately $14,500, was returned to the owner.  It was later determined that the firearm Stroh was carrying was reported stolen on Wednesday from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Van Buren Street.   

  

 

Stroh                           West

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Man who Assaulted Elderly Family Member Nabbed by Police
Oct 10, 2018   03:57 PM

October 10, 2018 — A 33-year-old San Angelo man who assaulted a 67-year-old male relative with a metal broom handle this morning has been arrested. 

Around 9:15 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Highland Grocery at 1001 S. Chadbourne for the report of an assault. 

Officers arrived and located the victim inside an ambulance.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of multiple injuries he sustained in the assault.  His injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.  His current condition is unknown. 

During the follow-up investigation, Officers identified the suspect as Jimmy Perez and determined that the assault occurred at a residence in the 1000 block of Orient Street.  Perez was no longer on scene but Officers located evidence of a struggle along with the broom used to commit the assault.  

Just before 12:30 this afternoon, a Patrol Sergeant who was searching for Perez observed Perez attempting to hide in the 200 block of W. Avenue N.  The Patrol Sergeant attempted to make contact with Perez but Perez ran.  Moments later, Perez surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident and transported to Police Headquarters for interview

Following his interview, Perez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

On October 4, 2018, Perez was arrested for Terroristic Threat of Family Member/Household at the residence on Orient after he made threats of violence to the same victim while holding hedge clippers.  

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Medical Examiner Releases Preliminary Findings for E. 20th Street Death Investigation
Oct 10, 2018   02:59 PM

A 52-year-old San Angelo man located deceased inside a residence on E. 20th Street Monday afternoon has been identified as Macario Perales of San Angelo.  

Officers responded to the home shortly after noon on October 8, 2018.  Justice of the Peace J. P McGuire responded and formally pronounced Perales deceased and ordered Perales’s body to be transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.  

Preliminary findings indicate Perales suffered a medical complication and narcotics overdose.   

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Public Safety Communications Center to Host Dispatcher Tests Every Two Weeks
Oct 10, 2018   09:37 AM

Beginning October 20, 2018, San Angelo Public Safety Communications will host testing for Emergency Services Dispatcher positions every two (2) weeks  The tests will be held 8:30 a.m. at Concho Valley Workforce Solutions, 202 Henry O. Flipper Street. 

Interested applicants will need to apply online at https://g.co/kgs/jgP8CZ  prior to test dates. 

Interviews are slated to be held on test days and interview times will be announced on the day of the test.  

Tests Dates:

October 20th

November 3rd

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

January 5th

January 19th 

The Communications Division is one of the most vital services for both our Police and Fire Departments and Dispatchers serve as the critical link between the citizens in need and responding personnel.  There are several positions available. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a Valid Driver's License
  • Able to pass all necessary training to perform the functions of the job
  • Able to receive the TCOLE Basic Telecommunications Operator Certification prior to completing the one (1) year probationary period 

PAY SCALE:

  • Dispatch Trainee: $31,868
  • Dispatch I: $34,786 (after certification and up to 3rd year)
  • Dispatch II: $36,286 (after 3rd year and up to 5th year)
  • Dispatch III: $37,364 (after 5th year) 

For more information about the job’s description and hiring process visit www.cosatx.us

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SAPD Death Investigation
Oct 08, 2018   05:54 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is conducting a death investigation at a residence in the unit block of E. 20th.  

Police responded to the residence shortly after noon today for the report of a subject down and subsequently located a 52-year-old deceased male inside the residence.  The cause of the man’s death is undetermined.
 
The victim was transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy. 
 
There is no further information for release at this time.
 
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San Angelo Man Arrested after Southland Crime Spree
Oct 08, 2018   04:23 PM

An 18-year-old San Angelo man is facing a plethora of charges after a weekend crime spree in Southland. 

Just after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Cedar Hill Drive where a 68-year-old San Angelo man reported one of his vehicles was burglarized and that his 2011 Ford  F250 pickup truck had been stolen from his driveway.  The victim also reported the truck contained a firearm and his credit cards.  

As the responding Officer was taking the report, the victim received text messages from his bank inquiring about recent purchases that were made at multiple stores inside the Sunset Mall.  During follow up investigation and review of surveillance footage from the mall, Officers learned that a subject who is known to law enforcement, Noah Silva, was using one of the cards to make the unauthorized purchases.  

A few hours later, Officers spotted Silva driving the stolen truck in the 2600 block of S. Bryant Blvd.  Additional units mobilized and attempted to execute a Felony traffic stop on the vehicle near Ben Ficklin and S. Bryant; however, Silva disregarded the marked units’ lights and sirens and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, Silva reached excessive speeds and drove through Butler Farms and neighboring fields.  

Stop-Sticks were utilized near River Valley Lane, which disabled three of the truck’s tires but Silva continued fleeing until he crashed the truck in the 1600 block of Idaho Avenue.  Following the crash, Silva fled on foot.  Officers quickly established a perimeter and located Silva.  Silva actively resisted his arrest.  

Silva was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, Resisting Arrest Detention, and warrants.  

Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation and Silva is a person of interest in several thefts and burglaries that have occurred in the Southland area prior to Saturday’s incident. 

The victim’s stolen firearm was also recovered from the truck. 

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San Angelo Man Using Fake Facebook Profiles to Lure Women Arrested
Oct 02, 2018   03:49 PM

This morning, members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of W. Beauregard. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 44-year-old Danny Juarez as a suspect who recently threatened to publish intimate visual materials of a female victim.  Juarez was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident.  

Following a formal interview at Police Headquarters, Juarez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Publish/Threat to Publish Intimate Visual Material, which is a State Jail Felony punishable by confinement of up to two years. 

Juarez has been named as a person of interest in additional investigations as a subject that is contacting women through fake Facebook profiles to offer tattoo services as well as plaster-cast pregnancy belly, breasts, and genitalia molds and cakes in exchange for payment.  In some incidents, Juarez obtained photographs of his victims’ breasts and then threatened to publish them if the victims do not comply with his demands.  

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of these ongoing investigations.  

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Traffic Stop Yields Large Quantity of Methamphetamine
Sep 28, 2018   04:13 PM

This morning, investigators with the Street Crimes Division developed information that led to a traffic stop of 42 year old Juan Moreno.

 

Moreno was found to be in possession of 294 grams (2/3 of a pound) of methamphetamine, a handgun, and a large quantity of cash.

 

Following the investigation, Moreno was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 > 200 grams <400 grams.

Investigation Results in Multiple Arrests, Vehicles and Property Recovered
Sep 28, 2018   04:10 PM

During the evening of September 26, 2018, officers with the Anti-Crime Unit (ACU), Narcotics Division, Criminal Investigation Division (CID), and Patrol coordinated a series of investigations that led to multiple arrests and the recovery of stolen truck and boat.

 

Investigators with the Narcotics Division provided intelligence to the ACU about a possible vehicle associated with thefts of trailers in the San Angelo area.

 

Members of the ACU detained the vehicle at the Walmart at 3440 S. Bryant Blvd after confirming that one of the occupants, Kendell Stasey, 20 years old, had a criminal trespass warning from that property.  After being arrested for that offense, Stasey was found to be in possession of marijuana.

 

The driver of the vehicle, 24 year old Colby Hawkins, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine.

 

Investigation with these subjects led members of CID to a stolen vehicle being operated by Henry Perez, 42.  Further investigation led to the recovery of a stolen boat in the 800 block of W. Avenue X.

 

At the end of the investigation, the arrests were as follows:

 

Kendell Stasey: Class B Possession of Marijuana, Class B Criminal Trespass, Class C Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Colby Hawkins: Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 1-4g, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Class C Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Henry Perez: State Jail Felony Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

 

More charges will likely follow.

Shots Fired Call Response Results in SAPD Motorcycle Crash
Sep 28, 2018   04:07 PM

This morning, at approximately 10:30 am, units were dispatched to the area of the 400 block of Pulliam Street in reference to possible shots fired.  Several units quickly responded to the area.

 

Two SAPD motorcycle units were dispatched to the area, one following the other, actively searching for any possible persons involved with the call.  The operator of the back motorcycle collided with the operator of the front motorcycle when he slowed to look down an alleyway.

 

The collision resulted in non-life threatening injuries to both officers.  Both officers were transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance and have since been released.

September 24, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Sep 25, 2018   10:38 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo from 7 – 8 am.  A total of fourteen (14) citations and nine (9) warnings were issued. 

Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and in the 4200 block of W. Houston Harte from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  A total of fifty-one (51) citations and twelve (12) warnings were issued.  

Breakdown for citations:

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 9

Warnings: 9

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 37 (Highest speed, 86 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 4

Warnings: 12

No DL: 3

 

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Criminal Street Gang Member Arrested after Street Crimes Division Finds Drugs, Guns, Cash during Search Warrant Operation on West 16th
Sep 21, 2018   03:23 PM

On September 19, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of West 16th Street.  

The warrant named 20-year-old Kelien Thompson to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.  

Thompson tried to flee the response by jumping out a window.  He was taken into custody without incident and treated for numerous lacerations he sustained in his attempted flight. 

During a search of the residence Investigators located and seized a quantity of marijuana, Xanax, three (3) firearms, and approximately $1,500.00 dollars in U.S. Currency. 

Thompson was charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3.  

A second occupant, 20-year-old Anthony Rivera, was also charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana. 

The Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Anti-Crime Unit, and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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San Angelo Police Search for Children in Storm Drain after Welfare Concern Call
Sep 21, 2018   01:59 PM

Just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of two children who may have entered a storm drain near East Avenue G and Burgess Street. 

Officers learned that a nearby resident had spotted the children, around six and three-year-of-age, standing near the drain one moment and then go missing.  

Personnel from the City’s Water Department also responded and aided Officers by cutting several bars off the drain’s cover.  Two Officers crawled nearly forty (40) yards in an attempt to locate the children; however, there were no signs of disturbance in the pipe’s sediment.  A remote control camera was also utilized by Sewer Department personnel during the team effort.  

The search lasted over two-hours.  No children were located and there were no reports of missing children in the area.  At the conclusion of the search operation, workers reinforced the drain’s barred-covering as an extra precaution.   

Following the search, both Officers noted their soiled uniforms were well worth the outcome and they were happy no children were harmed during the reported incident. 

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San Angelo Detectives, Crime Analysts Crack Burglary Case
Sep 20, 2018   03:48 PM

On September 10, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Catalina Drive for the report of a burglary. 

While enroute to the call Police learned that the suspect, believed to be a juvenile, fled the scene prior to their arrival.  

During the field investigation, Officers learned the suspect gained entry to the residence through an unsecured door and stole several pieces of unique jewelry, and while processing the scene a technician with the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit located and processed a shoe print believed to belong to the suspect.  Through extensive follow up investigation, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Analysis Unit identified a 16-year-old male juvenile as a person of interest in the case. 

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Officers located the juvenile and he was subsequently magistrated by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.  The juvenile’s shoes were also seized for comparison. 

During the follow up investigation, Investigators conducted a consent search of the juvenile’s residence and two pieces of the stolen jewelry were located.  

The suspect was charged with Burglary of Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.   

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October 2-National Night Out 2018
Sep 20, 2018   11:09 AM

National Night Out 2018 will be celebrated on October 2 in most Texas cities. 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  

Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”  In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.  By them doing the same for you, and by keeping your possessions locked up, you are doing a form of police work that contributes to keeping our neighborhoods crime free. 

The San Angelo Police Department invites you to attend the seven events scheduled throughout the city.  Turn on your porch lights, lock your doors, and spend the evening outside interacting with friends, neighbors and first responders.  Join us and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  

LOCATIONS

Vistas at Red Creek Apartments - 5751 Green Hill Rd. - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Wall Brethren Church - 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX - 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Angelo Skate & Fun Center - 34 Buick St. - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Northside Boys & Girls Club - 1802 N. Lillie - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran School - 3516 Lutheran Way - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Goodfellow Family Housing - 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Bent Tree Apartments - 1625 Sunset Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

For more information, contact Sgt. Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709. 

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Street Crimes Detectives Find Nearly Half Pound of Meth during Search Warrant on Patrick Street
Sep 19, 2018   04:23 PM

Last week, 31-year-old Tommy Guzman was indicted by the U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Texas, on two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  The indictments stemmed from an ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in San Angelo. 

As a result of the indictments, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) obtained a Search Warrant for Guzman’s residence located in the 2800 block of Patrick Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Scott Frost, was executed this morning by members of SCD along with the Department’s SWAT Team, K-9 Unit and Patrol Division as well as agents with the Bureau of Alcoh0l, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Drug Enforcement Administration.  

Two adults and one infant were located and detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery and seizure of nearly one-half pound of suspected methamphetamine. 

Guzman was taken into custody and is awaiting transport to the Taylor County Jail. 

The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.  Child Protective Services also responded to the scene. 

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an Angelo Police Recover Stolen Vehicle Taken from Residential Burglary
Sep 19, 2018   03:45 PM

September 19, 2018 — Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Waco Street for the report of a residential burglary. 

During the investigation, Police learned that the victim’s gray 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup had been stolen.  In addition, the victim’s Toyota Avalon had been burglarized and the perpetrator(s) stole jewelry, a purse, money, and the vehicle’s key fob. 

Less than one hour into the call, San Angelo Police Officer J. Mata conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near W. Avenue J and S. Fillmore.  The driver, 24-year-old Ruben Espinola was subsequently arrested for not having a valid driver license.  The passenger, 29-year-old Miguel A. Lopez, was arrested for Fail to Identify Giving False Fictitious Information and fourteen warrants.  

During an inventory of the vehicle, Officers located jewelry, a purse filled with money, and a key fob to a Toyota.  Officers soon realized the items were connected to the burglary on Waco. 

Detectives with the Criminal investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations responded to both scenes for follow up investigation.  The stolen truck was eventually located in an alley near the 2200 block of Carlton Way.  

Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation, Lopez was additionally charged with Burglary of Habitation.  

Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this investigation, which is ongoing.  

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Traffic Stop Leads San Angelo Police to Stolen Keys, Hummer H2 from Rays Auto Sales Burglary
Sep 19, 2018   03:07 PM

Just after 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit directed a traffic stop on a black 2010 GMC Sierra in the 400 block of N. Washington Street.  

The driver, David Steinbach, 37, and two passengers, Kevin Clements, 37, and Hazel Lynn Walker, 31, were arrested for warrants.  During a search of the pickup, Officers located a bag containing seven keys that had dealer tags on them — tags belonging to Rays Auto Sales, which had been burglarized around 12:00 a.m. that morning.  

During immediate follow-up investigation, Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed information which led them to the Tuscany Apartments at 1815 S. Fillmore where they discovered a black 2006 Hummer H2 — also reported stolen from Rays Auto Sales. 

Steinbach was ultimately charged with Burglary of Building, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and his warrants.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The recovered vehicle and keys were returned to Rays Auto Sales. 

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SAPD Warns Citizens of Scammers, Thieves Targeting Local Elderly
Sep 14, 2018   06:03 PM

San Angelo Police need the public’s help in getting the word out about scammers and thieves that appear to be targeting elderly citizens with a fake-jewelry scam and theft. 

On September 12, 2018, an 87-year-old San Angelo man was approached in his driveway by a Hispanic woman that engaged him in conversation and put jewelry on his hand.  When the woman left, the man noticed his own ring, a 1954 Naval Academy graduation ring, was missing from his finger.  The woman was described as being in her mid-thirties to mid-forties with shoulder length brown hair, 5’5” – 5’7”, with a stocky build.  The vehicle was described as a black colored, newer-modeled Ford SUV (Possibly 2017 or 2018).  The driver was believed to be a Hispanic male (no further description).   

The stolen ring has a ruby inset and a unique crest along with the victim’s name and 1954 inscribed inside the band.  The victim’s last name is Powell. (See photo of crest)  

This afternoon, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained surveillance video of the female suspect at the Neighborhood Walmart on Knickerbocker, confirming she was driving a black 2018 Ford Expedition bearing Texas license plate JTV4343.  The vehicle was recently rented out of the Midland/Odessa area. 

Investigators believe the suspects chose this location to pick their victim and followed him home to complete the scam/theft.  Photos of the vehicle and suspect are attached.   

In another report, a second elderly man was approached by a Hispanic male and female in a black SUV.  The woman tried to sell jewelry to the potential victim, stating her family needed money for food but the potential victim did not fall for it.

The Criminal investigations Division is urging San Angelo citizens to contact police if they are approached by anyone trying to sell jewelry or other items that appear to be of value for low prices.  Investigators suspect the team of thieves may be a family as the suspect was seen with juveniles.  

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identities or whereabouts, please contact Detective Noel Anderson at (325) 659-8012.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

Please share this alert, especially with members of our aging community, so we can protect them from these scammers.

    

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Shooting Investigation on East 20th Street
Sep 14, 2018   12:56 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating an apparent drive-by shooting that occurred Thursday night in the 900 block of E. 20th Street.  

On September 13, 2018, units were dispatched to the area around 11:35 p.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Officers were directed to a passenger car where they located the 42-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Officers rendered immediate first aid to the victim before his transport to Shannon Medical Center where he received treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.  He has since been released. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was an unintended victim of an apparent drive-by shooting, which is believed to be gang-related.  The suspects were reportedly driving a dark-colored pickup truck.  The shooter was described as a young Hispanic male. 

If you have information about the suspect(s) identities or whereabouts, please call the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264. 

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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