Second suspect arrested in deadly shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall
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UPDATE on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
SAN ANTONIO - Rolling Oaks Mall officials have announced the mall will reopen at 12 p.m. on Monday following Sunday's deadly robbery.
SAN ANTONIO - Police arrested a second suspect accused in taking part in a jewelry store robbery that turned deadly Sunday afternoon.
According to a San Antonio Police Department spokesperson, the second suspect, identified as Jason Matthew Prieto, 34, was captured following a car wreck in Converse. Investigators say he crashed a stolen silver car near Copper Gate and Loop 1604.
The accident happened about twenty minutes after two suspects tried to rob a jewelry store inside Rolling Oaks Mall. A shopper who tried to stop the robbery was killed by gunfire.
Another bystander who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon shot and wounded one of the suspects. The second robber got away and is believed to be the same person who wrecked the stolen car.
Converse police officers took him into custody, recovered two weapons and called SAPD to inform them of the arrest. Prieto faces a charge of capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Police have not released their identities.
SAPD says the first suspect remains in critical condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He faces the same charges in the case.
The Good Samaritan killed in the robbery was later identified as Jonathan Murphy. A GoFundMe page, which has not yet been confirmed to be associated with Murphy's family, described Murphy as a retired Marine and a manager at a car dealership. The page said Murphy and his wife were at the jewelry store to get their wedding bands cleaned.
This is a developing story. See below for previous story...
LIVE OAK, Texas – A Good Samaritan was shot and killed trying to stop a robbery. Two armed men attempted to rob Kay Jewelers in Rolling Oaks Rolling Oaks Mall just after 3:30 Sunday.
An unarmed man attempted to stop the robbery and was shot and killed. Another man, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon, then shot and wounded that robber.
The second suspect fled the scene, shooting as he ran. He is still on the run.
“It’s absolutely senseless. Absolutely senseless. This is the second time that a Good Samaritan was killed trying to intervene in a crime to help the victim,” said San Antonio Police Chief Willaim McManus. “It’s absolutely senseless.”
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The shooting suspect was transported to SAMC in critical condition. A male and female shooting victim were also transported to SAMC. A woman suffered a heart attack at the scene and another woman went into labor.
A shopper inside the mall told us he heard six shots and saw people fleeing the scene. Officials have asked everyone inside the mall to shelter in place.
Chief McManus described the incident as "a robbery gone really, really bad."
Police tell us this robbery may be related to another at South Park Mall on Friday.
Interview with a person who was inside the mall during the shooting
Concerned family and friends have been gathering outside the mall, trying to learn details.
This is a developing story. We will add details as they become available.