2 suspects arrested after South Park Mall shooting
Shooting was targeted, police previously said
SAN ANTONIO – Two suspects were arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting at South Park Mall, where four people were shot Wednesday night.
On Sunday, Lawrence Frambs, 21, and Daonte Johnson, 22, were taken into custody. Each is facing four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Frambs is facing an additional marijuana charge, Sgt. Michelle Ramos said.
An arrest affidavit obtained by KSAT 12 revealed that “one of the guns that was used at the South Park Mall shooting was also used during the recent murder at the Rim shopping center.”
The fatal shooting referred to in the affidavit happened on Dec. 8, when Savawn Kyle was shot while driving his Porsche. In the car with Kyle was his 8-year-old son, who was unharmed in the shooting.
Neither suspect has been charged in connection with Kyle’s death.
“I don’t know what the f--k y’all are talking about,” Frambs said as he was taken into custody. “I ain’t do nothing.”
Johnson also denied involvement in the shooting.
“I’m innocent. Merry Christmas to my son,” Johnson said. “Y’all gotta get the right guy.”
According to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, officers responded just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night after three men and a woman were shot. The victims’ ages range from 17 to 41.
The victims were hospitalized, and one of them is in critical condition, Ramos said Sunday.
Ramos did not divulge a motive in the shooting, but the affidavit revealed up to five suspects were involved in the shooting.
“We don’t want to jeopardize the investigation,” Ramos said. “There could potentially be more arrests at a later date.”
Police obtained surveillance footage from Exotic Diamonds, where the victims were shopping shortly before the shooting, according to the affidavit.
One suspect was seen on camera lifting up his shirt revealing his handgun to two other suspects, according to the affidavit, while a second suspect waited at the jewelry store until the victims exited the mall
The affidavit also revealed that police attempted to pull over the suspected black Dodge Charger “hours before the shooting occurred."
Ramos confirmed Sunday that police recovered the vehicle.
It will remain in police custody while it is being processed for evidence.
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