SAN ANGELO, Texas — A 16-year-old male arrested on a deadly conduct charge from September has also been linked to multiple crimes across the city.
According to a press release from the San Angelo Police Department, on Sept. 16, 2019, officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Coleman Street for the report of shots fired. Investigating officers found a spent shell casing, and nearby home surveillance footage showed a male driver in a white passenger car had discharged a handgun from his vehicle.
No one was injured during the Sept. 16 incident.
After a lengthy follow-up investigation, detectives with the department’s Criminal Investigations Division identified a 16-year-old male as the suspect.
On Oct. 1, 2019, CID detectives found the teen at a residence in Santa Rita, and he was taken into custody without incident.
During a warrant search of the teenager’s room, detectives located and seized two handguns, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, as well as a large amount of suspected stolen property linked to several recent burglaries in Santa Rita, Southland and College Hills.
The teenager was initially charged with deadly conduct and possession of controlled substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center. Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
The SAPD said in the release that it believes this recent arrest will resolve several ongoing investigations and department officials are asking for patience during efforts to return the stolen property to the victims.
More information will be released as it becomes available.