The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday afternoon at the Cheyenne Crossing Apartments, 17 West 31St Street.
Police were dispatched to the location just after 2:30 p.m. on February 9, 2021, for the report of a shooting victim. While en route, officers learned that the alleged female suspect had fled the scene on West 31st towards Grape Creek Road.
Responding officers located the victim lying in the parking lot of the complex, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the torso. The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance but later succumbed to his injuries. The victim was identified as 51-year-old Roy Perez Sr. of San Angelo.
The alleged suspect was located by officers at West 32nd and Grape Creek Road and taken into custody without incident. The woman, a 23-year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Annex Office for a formal interview.
Several witnesses and residents were also located and interviewed during the lengthy field investigation and a discarded firearm was located near the scene by Police Service Dog Xander.
The preliminary investigation revealed the alleged female suspect witnessed Perez assaulting another male at the property just prior to the shooting. When the woman attempted to intervene, Perez pursued her with a knife and the woman shot Perez in an apparent act of self-defense.
In conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office, it was decided that no charges would be filed at this time. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release.