The two suspects in the shooting of San Antonio police Officer Robert Deckard are also being linked to a robbery spree.
Shawn Ruiz Puente, 30, and Jenevieve Ramos, 28, both remain in custody.
Ramos is in jail in Wilson County, where the pair was caught after Sunday morning’s shooting.
Puente, meanwhile, is in jail in Atascosa County, where the shooting happened.
Newly released documents state that the two suspects had been on a crime spree in the days prior to the shooting.
An arrest warrant affidavit states that the crime wave began Dec. 3 with a robbery at a South Side car wash.
An 85-year-old man, who did not want to reveal his identity, said he was working at the business in the 5800 block of S. Flores when a man got out of a car and approached him.
"He asked me, 'You got change for a $20?' I told him, ‘Yes,’” said the man, who is identified in the affidavit as the victim. “He got his gun and pointed it at me."
When he didn’t hand over his cash quickly enough, the victim said the robber then pulled out a shotgun.
He said he handed over about $70 in cash, and the gunman sped away.
Police said the robber drove off in a car that matched the description of one also used in two convenience store robberies.
They believe both suspects were involved in a robbery Thursday at San Pedro Food Mart, and on Saturday, at Colima Food Mart, the affidavits stated.
After the Saturday robbery, the police department issued a bulletin, advising officers to be on the lookout for the getaway car — a gray or white Mitsubishi with a black racing stripe.
The affidavit stated that Deckard was on patrol early Sunday morning when he spotted the vehicle and gave chase.
The chase ended in Atascosa County when shots were fired from the suspects’ vehicle, hitting Deckard in the head, the affidavit stated.
Puente and Ramos were arrested later in Wilson County.
The affidavits stated that both admitted to be involved in the robberies.
Ramos also told detectives Puente had tried to change the appearance of his car, by covering the white vehicle with black spray paint, because he knew police were looking for him, the affidavit stated.
As of Thursday afternoon, Deckard remained in intensive care at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
The San Antonio Police Officers Association has set up a fund to assist the family of the seven-year police veteran.
Donations came be made in Deckard’s name at:
Generations Federal Credit Union
Account No. 1523447
Credit card donations can be made at: https://www.mygenfcu.org/deckard-benefit-fund.