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2 East Side murders in a day, woman's strange connection to both crimes

Police say woman is not a suspect

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio woman shares what can only be described as a strange connection to two murders that occurred in less than 24 hours.

Albenia Snead's home on the 100 block of DaFoste became the scene of a deadly shooting Wednesday.

"I heard some shooting and I immediately jumped in the closet," said Snead.

Fifteen minutes later, Snead said she came out of hiding and found Dantey Washington. Washington, 31, had been shot multiple times and died in the front yard.

"I saw his body and then I was thinking immediately about my nephew's body, Eddie Carter," Snead said.

Eddie Carter was found the same day just hours earlier. His body had been dumped outside a Jack In Box restaurant near Rigsby Avenue and Loop 410 around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Snead said she doesn't believe the two crimes are connected. 

"I don't think it had anything to do with that. It's just black-on-black crime," she said.

San Antonio police have said Snead is not a suspect in either crime.

Snead said the violence in her community is out of control. She claims she hears gunshots every other day. 

"I don't know what could change. Only thing I know (is) that law can't change it. If the law could, it would have already happened," Snead said.

Snead believes ending the violence starts with the community -- residents and leaders sitting down to find a solution.

Police don't have any suspects in either case. If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-7867.