At approximately 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2023, San Marcos Police were dispatched to The Cottages at Hillside Ranch, 1350 N. LBJ Dr., for a shots fired call. Multiple 911 callers reported that bullets had been fired into an apartment building at the complex. Following the gunshots, callers also reported hearing a vehicle crash.
Upon arrival, officers were provided surveillance footage, which showed a suspect firing 13 rounds from a handgun into the building. Witnesses described a male suspect wearing a black ski mask and black clothing. The witnesses told officers the suspect got into a black Jeep Grand Cherokee and struck multiple parked vehicles while fleeing the scene.
Responding officers were able to identify the suspect after they matched the description of the suspect vehicle to an offense that recently occurred in the same area. The suspect’s vehicle was located a short time later at an apartment complex on Craddock Avenue with extensive front-end damage consistent with the crash that occurred after shots were fired. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and faces several felony charges including Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Deadly Conduct.
A search warrant was executed at the suspect’s residence, where officers located evidence including a firearm that was believed to be used during the shooting. Additional evidence from the suspect’s vehicle was also recovered from the scene.
The apartment building was occupied at the time of the shooting, but no injuries were reported. The preliminary investigation suggests this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.
As of this release, the suspect remains in the Hays County Law Enforcement Center and the suspect’s name is being withheld pending magistration.
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