SAN ANTONIO -

A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with a shooting death at a northeast San Antonio apartment complex last month.

Anthony Lee Smith was booked into the Bexar County Jail and is facing a charge of murder.

Neighbors found the body of Daniel Cantu, 51, on the sidewalk at the Banyan Tree Apartments in the 8100 block of Cross Creek Road on July 28.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that a woman came forward and told San Antonio police that Smith had confided in her, saying that he encountered Cantu at the complex early on the morning of July 28, when he went there to steal a car.

The woman said Smith told her Cantu began following him, then reached into his pocket, so he shot him, the affidavit stated.

Smith told her he went through Cantu’s pockets after the shooting and took his wallet and cell phone, the affidavit stated.

On Wednesday, another woman notified Bexar County sheriff’s deputies that Smith was at her home smoking marijuana, then told them he was wanted for murder, the affidavit stated.

Smith initially was taken into custody on the drug charge, then arrested Thursday on a charge of murder.

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