Man killed by off-duty officer had cocaine, alcohol in system

Restaurant employees said they saw Marquise Jones before shooting

SAN ANTONIO – The second day of testimony in the Marquise Jones federal civil rights trial focused on the forensic pathologist who conducted the autopsy.

In February 2014, Jones was shot and killed by off-duty San Antonio police Officer Robert Encina outside a Northeast Side restaurant.

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The pathologist said Jones had cocaine and alcohol in his blood on the night he was killed.

The jury also heard from two restaurant employees; both witnessed the shooting from the restaurant window and saw that Jones was a passenger in the car.

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One employee testified that she never saw Jones with a gun but said she was unsure if he had a gun on him.

The employee also said Jones was past the front of the car when Encina opened fire.

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The Jones family legal team also said it intends to call SAPD Chief William McManus to testify.


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