SAN ANTONIO – An 18-year-old man was arrested after San Antonio police said he threatened to kill a woman for being a snitch after he stole her handgun and several other personal items.
The San Antonio Police Department identified the man as Christian Martinez, who is being charged with aggravated robbery.
According to an arrest affidavit, another man, identified as Paschal Evans, is being charged with aggravated robbery but has yet to be arrested.
The affidavit states that Evans picked up the woman from her apartment on June 15 to go visit a friend with Martinez and several others in the car.
When a man, identified as Brian, started talking about killing someone to Martinez, he then asked the woman if she would kill someone, the affidavit says.
The victim told police that she became scared and that’s when Brian pulled the car over and began accusing her of being a snitch.
According to the affidavit, the woman pulled out her handgun to protect herself, only to later have it taken away by Martinez and Evans.
The woman told police that after Evans punched her in the face and Martinez took her gun, Brian pulled her out of the vehicle by her hair, causing her injuries including road rash.
The affidavit states that Martinez pointed the gun to victim’s head and said he was going to “waste” her. The woman told police she was able to slap the gun away from her head and run away.
Police said the woman’s handgun, purse, phone and wallet were taken during the robbery. Nearly two weeks after the robbery, police said they recovered the stolen handgun following a shooting on June 28.
According to a police report, Martinez was involved in a shooting at a North Side gas station where a man opened fire on him and three others.
KSAT reported that the man, identified as 24-year-old Arturo Flores, had spotted his vehicle at the Valero gas station after reporting it stolen several days ago. While trying to retrieve the vehicle, police said Flores fired gunshots at Martinez and three others, but no one was wounded.
According to the report, Martinez was the driver of the stolen vehicle.
Martinez is now being charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. His bond has been set at $75,000.
An SAPD official told KSAT.com that police have not yet arrested Evans.