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Press Release #071515(05)-Three Arrested for Downtown Shooting
Jul 15, 2015   05:19 PM

Today, July 15, 2015, at approximately 11:00 am, members of the Special Operations Section and Narcotics Division located and arrested three subjects for Aggravated Assault in connection with the early morning downtown shooting on July 14, 2015.


Through the investigation Mark Anthony Acevedo DOB 12-19-1991, Anthony Baca DOB 10-20-88, and Robert Blanco DOB 08-12-1991 were developed as suspects in the shooting.  After conducting surveillance, Acevedo was arrested at 125 E 9th Street after being seen leaving the Nueva Vista Apartments, 2401 N Lillie.  Baca and Blanco were arrested a short time later at the Nueva Vista Apartments.


All three subjects were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Blanco was also charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Other charges may also be forthcoming pending further investigation.

Press Release #071415(04)-San Angelo Man Shot by Unknown Assailants
Jul 14, 2015   10:31 AM

A San Angelo man was shot while fleeing unknown assailants during early morning hours in downtown San Angelo.  The suspects were not located and the victim was treated at Shannon Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.


Early this morning, July 14, 2015 at 12:55 am, San Angelo Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of S Chadbourne and Twohig.  Officers arrived and located evidence of gunshots being fired in this area.  While investigating the call, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call from Shannon Hospital in reference to a gunshot victim.


Officers responded to Shannon Hospital and made contact with the victim, Paul Garcia DOB 7-13-1992.  Garcia had received a gunshot wound to his arm.  Through the investigation, it was learned Garcia had been approached by two unknown Hispanic males, armed with handguns, accusing him of stealing some property.  Garcia was able to run away from the suspects, who fired multiple rounds in Garcia's direction.  Garcia was struck in the arm by one of the shots fired.


Garcia was transported to Shannon Hospital by private vehicle where he was treated for his injuries.


Detective Jeremy Cannady is the lead investigator on this case.  If anyone has any information about this incident please contact Detective Cannady at 325-657-4349. To remain anonymous, send a web tip to http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

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Press Release #071015(03)-Dead Body Located at MLK Park
Jul 10, 2015   02:46 PM

Yesterday, July 9, 2015 at 3:58 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a call of indecent exposure at Martin Luther King Park, 2121 Martin Luther King Drive.


Upon arrival, Police located a male subject lying in the gazebo nude from the waist down.  It was determined the male subject was deceased.  The subject was identified as David Lee Dewitt DOB 09-06-1961.


Detective James Hernandez with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation into the death.  There was no clear indication of cause of death, and an autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace McGuire to determine the cause of death.  It is believed Dewitt passed away sometime after 11:00 pm on July 8, 2015.  There was no indication of foul play.


There is no other information for release at this time.

Press Release #070815(02)-Felony Evading in a Motor Vehicle
Jul 10, 2015   02:45 PM

At approximately 1:37 PM on July 8, 2015, Officer A. Rios attempted to stop a white 2000 GMC sierra Pick-up for disregarding a stop sign at the intersection of Hill St and Irving St.  After making contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Conner Bowie (DOB 1/18/1992), fled from the scene of the stop in his vehicle.  Officer Rios actively pursued Bowie in a marked patrol car, using lights and siren.  The pursuit continued for a short distance.  As Bowie was traveling West on Washington St., approaching the intersection of Washington and Koenigheim, another vehicle, operated by Kenneth Raymond, was waiting for the light and observed the activity approaching him.  Raymond attempted to move to the right of the roadway as required by law when emergency vehicles approach.  Bowie passed the two back vehicles on the right and crashed into Raymond's vehicle. Officer Rios was able to make contact and arrest Conner before he could exit the vehicle.


Bowie told officers that he ran because he was on probation.  Bowie was arrested for Evading with a Motor Vehicle and transported to Tom Green County Jail. The case continues to be under investigation and additional charges may be filed.


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