Reward offered in shooting caught on video in Converse
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000
CONVERSE, Texas – Updated Thursday at 11:04 a.m.:
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrests of the suspects.
Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP (7867).
Tipsters can also leave information on the Crime Stoppers website.
A viral Facebook video shows a shooting that occurred Sunday around 4 a.m. near the 8300 block of Jaybrook Drive.
A concerned citizen started recording two men on a camera phone from her car after seeing them crouching behind a residential privacy fence, allegedly at her home.
A third man appears in the video moments later and the three men start walking towards the car, seemingly having noticed they were being watched.
Two of the men started firing handguns at the car and the victims fled the area, according to a press release from the Converse Police Department.
The victims fled down the street in their vehicle and called police.
“We caught them trying to break into my house as I was getting dropped off at home,” the victim who called police can be heard saying in the video.
“Please come fast,” the victim can be heard saying repeatedly.
Converse Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects and asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call 210-658-2322.
I normally don't post on Facebook but this is a true ACTION & AWARENESS post. WARNING: This is very hard to watch! It hit very close to home as I have been in this situation before. This was my 19 year old niece coming home late last night in Converse, Texas (San Antonio, Texas) to some home invaders in her bushes.. NOW JUST PAY ATTENTION TO THE RECKLESSNESS our society has come to! GET THIS TO THE MEDIA. These guys were out to MURDER anything moving last night and they have to be dealt with. This is to be treated as if they murdered everyone in the car! If you want to be active contact Converse, Texas police department (210) 658-0898 to make sure they are on their game. GET THIS TO THE MEDIA.. #dontwaitfordeath #CNN #HEADLINENEWS #ROBINMEADE #CONVERSETEXAS Police Chief Fidel Vellegas (210) 658-2322 email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted by Rico Malique on Sunday, July 8, 2018
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