Press Release #020215(01)-Police Investigate Homicide
San Angelo Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at a local drinking establishment last night.
On February 1, 2015, at approximately 9:11 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a 911 call for shots fired in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Blvd. While enroute to the location, police received additional information of a possible female shooting victim at Eva's Place, 1001 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Upon arrival, police located a female who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers performed CPR on the victim until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived. The victim, later identified as fifty-two (52) year old Bertha Vasquez, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. Vasquez later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Next of kin has been notified.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Technicians responded to the location for follow-up investigation. During the field investigation, it was determined that several rounds were fired from the street towards Eva's in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting. One of the rounds penetrated the building and struck Vasquez. No other injuries were reported at the time of the incident.
At this time, a suspect(s) has not been identified and no arrests have been made. Police are following up on leads and are asking for the public's help.
If you have any information about this incident or the suspect(s) involved, please call 325-657-4264. To remain anonymous, submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline 1-855-TIPS-247. You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.