Man arrested for murder following fatal shooting in Medical Center area, court records show

Tavares Marquett Anderson, 43, previously told police he acted in self-defense

A 25-year-old man is dead after an argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the Medical Center escalated into a shooting, according to San Antonio police. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of fatally shooting another man in the chest at an apartment complex in the Medical Center overnight has been arrested for murder, court records show.

Tavares Marquett Anderson, 43, was booked for murder, a first-degree felony.

The incident happened around 2:13 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Addison Apartments in the 2500 block of Babcock Road.

Police said Anderson, two women and another man -- identified on Monday by the medical examiner’s office as Malcolm Ray Everett II, 26 -- were drinking before an argument broke out.

Moments later the situation escalated, resulting in Anderson pulling a handgun and fatally shooting the Everett in the chest, according to authorities.

After being questioned, Anderson told police he was acting in self-defense, as Everett was “charging” at him and was “trying to fight.” He also claimed he warned Everett to leave him alone or he would shoot, according to SAPD.

As of Sunday afternoon, court records showed Anderson was booked for the murder charge.

This is a developing story, and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined the KSAT 12 Defenders in 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat. He provides restaurant health reports for KSAT's "Behind the Kitchen Door." Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.