Video shows group wanted for questioning in man’s death outside North Side hookah lounge

Quinton Smith died on Jan. 9

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have released surveillance footage of a group of people wanted for questioning in a fatal shooting from earlier this year.

The group seen in the video may have information about the Jan. 9 death of Quinton Smith in the parking lot of the Blow Hookah Lounge at 3333 West Ave.

“Unfortunately, all leads right now have been exhausted, we did put out a Crimestoppers back in February a month after this incident happened. And unfortunately, we didn’t anybody come forward,” Jennifer Rodriguez, a public information officer with SAPD said.

Rodriguez explained police believe the person or people inside of the car is responsible for killing Smith.

“We’re hoping just somebody just can come forward and just bring that closure to Quinton’s family,” Rodriguez said.

Smith’s widow Dominique and mother Verlinda are constantly praying for the same.

”Please somebody come forward. That’s all I can say because we’re not gonna stop. We’re gonna keep trying, we’re gonna get justice,” Dominique said.

Police previously said that Smith left the business and walked to his vehicle when someone driving southbound on West Avenue opened fire at 3 a.m. The suspect vehicle, a white four-door sedan, then sped off toward Interstate 10.

The hookah lounge’s security called the police and when EMS arrived, Smith was taken to University Hospital. He died from his injuries later that morning.

In the surveillance footage released by SAPD, the group is seen standing and walking around the suspect vehicle. The video has a timestamp of 2:54 a.m., before the shooting happened.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the people in the video.

Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle or people in the video should contact Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP, police said.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for a tip that leads to felony arrests in the case.

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