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Homicide Investigation Leads to Arrest
Oct 02, 2022   04:05 PM

On 10/02/2022 around 0101 hours, Officers were dispatched to 125 E. Concho (Whiskey River Saloon) in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, Officers received information that multiple persons had been stabbed. Officers arrived on scene and located a 28 year old male with stab wounds. 


SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Division were requested on scene to assist with the investigation. 


It was learned a verbal altercation started inside Whiskey River and resulted in an altercation in the parking lot at this location. 


All victims were later transported to Shannon Downtown by SAFD Medics. The 28 year old male later succumbed to his injuries at Shannon Medical Center. All victims are service members attached to Goodfellow Air Force Base.


SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and ultimately charged Ray Vera (40) with Murder. 


The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family. 


This is an active investigation and further information will be released when available.




Sep 30, 2022   04:48 PM

On 09/30/22, Officers with the SAPD were dispatched to Central High School in reference to a hoax call indicating that shots had been fired on the Central High School campus. Central High School administration along with SAPD placed the campus on lockdown for the safety of the students.
Multiple officers and other law enforcement agencies quickly responded to Central and began to secure both the interior and exterior of the school.
The SAPD and Central staff worked in conjunction with each other to ensure everyone’s safety. The lockdown was lifted and students were released following no potential threat.
Detectives with SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist and are currently investigating the incident.

SAPD received information that the same caller for the Central High School incident had also made the same threat to a school in Colorado City and in Abilene.

The SAPD would like to clarify that there was not a shooting at the school and that there are no injuries associated with this incident.
The SAPD and SAISD continues to highly encourage anyone with information regarding possible threats to our schools and students to contact the Police Department directly with their concerns so we can address them accordingly.
Further information will be released if it becomes available.


Shooting Investigation
Sep 14, 2022   01:17 PM

On 9/13/22 around 7:25pm, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200blk of Oxford in reference to a domestic disturbance. While responding to that location, our dispatch division received information that the there was a potential shooting victim at that residence.

Officers arrived on scene, located a 54 year old male who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper and lower torso, and were able to detain John Walton (47yoa) who was believed to be the suspect.

Officers administered first aid to the victim on scene and SAFD medics transported him to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene Division arrived on scene to assist with investigating the incident. At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Walton was taken into custody for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

This incident is still under investigation and no further information is available to be released at this time.

Burglary Suspect taken into Custody
Sep 14, 2022   01:15 PM

On 9/10/22 at 2:32am, Officers observed a male subject walking in the 3100blk of Sherwood Way and made consensual contact with him. Officers identified the male as Gabriel Lopez (21yoa) and learned that he had multiple city warrants for his arrest.

Lopez was taken into custody for his warrants and it was learned that he matched the description of a suspect who was caught on a video surveillance system committing vehicle burglaries throughout town.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division conducted their investigation and were able to connect Lopez to at least “2” vehicle burglaries that had recently been reported.

Lopez was also additionally charged with two counts of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and is currently at the Tom Green County Jail.

This arrest was made in conjunction with SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, Intelligence Division, and Patrol Division.

Suspect Taken into Custody after Burglary Investigation
Sep 14, 2022   01:14 PM

On 9/12/22 at 4:51am, Officers were dispatched to 910 W. 29th (Freedom Self Storage) in reference to a burglary of a building in progress. Officers arrived on scene and located a male subject (later identified as Colby Davis 39yoa) actively burglarizing a storage unit.

Officers detained Davis and learned that approximately “9” storage units had been tampered with/burglarized during this incident.

Detectives with SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene and ultimately took Davis into custody for his City/County Warrants, Criminal Trespass, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana <2oz.

Detectives are still currently attempting to locate owners of the burglarized/tampered units and additional charges may be forthcoming.

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