2 suspects identified in MLK Day car wash shooting

U.S. Marshals seek Adrian Perkins, 24; Jacquay Howard, 31, arrested in Houston Friday


SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Marshals with the Lone Star Fugitive Task force have released the identities of two suspects wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at an East Side car wash that happened on Martin Luther King Day.

Adrian Perkins, 24 (pictured above left) is described on his wanted poster as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 140 pounds.  

A spokesman for the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force said Jacquay Howard, 31 (pictured above right) was arrested Friday afternoon in Houston.

According to U.S. Marshals, both are confirmed gang members with the East Terrace Gangsters.

A third man, Edwin Joseph, 25 (pictured below), was charged last week with capital murder in connection with the shooting.

According to an arrest affidavit, Joseph told detectives that he and two other men drove to the car wash in the 1000 block of Gibbs Street on the night of Jan. 19.

U.S. Marshals said Perkins, Howard and Joseph were allegedly involved in a fight with members of a rival gang.

Joseph told investigators he and two other suspects were each armed with a weapon, according to the affidavit. He said he fired a single shot, while the other two men fired multiple rounds.

Vontay Price, 22, and Royal Willrich, 30, were killed by the gunfire. Five other people were injured.

The affidavit stated after the car wash shooting, police responded to another shooting, which they believe was in retaliation, in the 100 block of St. John Street.

Detectives interviewed Joseph and others regarding the second shooting, but he was not declared a suspect in the car wash case until after he was in custody for the weapons charge, the affidavit stated. 

Arrest warrants were issued Feb. 10 for Joseph, Howard and Perkins. Bond for Joseph was set at $100,000.

If you have information that could lead to the arrest of Perkins, you are urged to call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 210-657-8500.

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