Police, Crime Stoppers seek suspects in aggravated assault outside East Side food mart

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest

Aggravated Assault w/ Deadly Weapon at the Chevron Food Mart (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department and Crime Stoppers want the public’s assistance in tracking down the people responsible for an aggravated assault.

The incident occurred July 8 around 10:30 p.m. at a Chevron Food Mart in the 4000 block of East Houston Street on the city’s East Side.

According to police, one of the victims had got into an altercation with a group of men over a cigarette. That’s when, police say, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim.  Another man then approached, trying to intervene, police said.

Authorities say after the initial confrontation, the groups separated. Both victims went to a nearby food truck while the suspects went into the food mart. But after the suspects exited the food mart, they again confronted the victims and assaulted them, one of the suspects using a handgun, police said. As passersby started to approach, the suspects fled the area. They have not been found.

Anyone with any knowledge of the assault is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (210) 224-STOP.

Tips can also be texted to CRIMES (274637) or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

If found, they will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

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Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.