Press Release #092314(11)-Shooting Suspect Apprehended Near Ethicon
The suspect involved in today's shooting incident in Northeast San Angelo has been apprehended.
At approximately 3:43 p.m., SAPD Detectives located the suspect hiding amongst vegetation in the area. The man has been identified as Kenneth W. Acy, Jr. (DOB 11-06-87) of San Angelo. Acy was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of unknown medical issues after he complained of being in medical distress at the scene. Upon his release from medical treatment, Acy will be transported to the Tom Green County Jail. He faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Police also recovered the handgun Acy used during the incident.
Police initially responded to Ethicon for the report of shots fired shortly after noon today. Upon arrival, police learned the incident did not occur within the building but took place in a field located west of the facility. Ethicon reportedly owns the property.
After an ongoing investigation, police have learned Ethicon employees stumbled upon Acy as he was burglarizing one of the work vehicles located on the property. Police believe Acy was startled by their arrival, which prompted the shooting. The employees were able to escape without injury.
Officers with the Department's Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Specialized Operations Section (SOS), and K-9 Unit conducted today's ground search with the assistance from Texas DPS Troopers and Tom Green County Sheriff's Deputies. US Customs and Border Patrol Agents provided aircraft support.
During the search, police advised nearby residents and businesses to shelter in place. Multiple locations, including the St. John's medical campus, Holiman Elementary School, and PaulAnn Baptist Church were placed on lockdown for precautionary measure.