Arrest warrant issued for man sought in shooting that left woman dead, girl in coma

James E. Cardona, 31, believed to be armed, dangerous, deputies say

James E. Cardona
James E. Cardona

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – The Bexar County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected in a shooting that left a woman dead and their 13-year-old daughter in a coma.

Authorities said James E. Cardona, 31, has been on the run since the Tuesday slaying of his common-law wife, Tamara Dann Martinez, which took place in the 21300 block of Highway 281.

The medical examiner's office ruled Martinez's death a homicide due to multiple gunshot wounds.

Deputies said Cardona's daughter remains in intensive care at University Hospital.

Authorities said they believe Cardona may be driving a black Chevy Avalanche with Texas license plate number BT09880. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Cardona's whereabouts is asked to call the BCSO at 210-335-6000.



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