SAPD, Crime Stoppers searching for person who killed 19-year-old man on his birthday

Jacob Perales was found dead on Aug. 31, 2016

Jacob Perales (Crime Stoppers)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police and Crime Stoppers are searching for the person who fatally shot a 19-year-old man on his birthday six years ago.

Jacob Perales was found with a gunshot wound to the head on Aug. 31, 2016, in the 3600 block of Piedmont. Officers arrived at the scene and tried to save him, but he was pronounced dead.

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Police said a small amount of apparent marijuana was found near his body, and the shooting may have happened during a drug deal.

A Crime Stoppers report states that police have interviewed several people, but no further leads have been developed.

Crime Stoppers is willing to pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP, texting “Tip 127 plus your tip” to CRIMES (274637), or using the P3 Tips app. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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