Two 17-year-olds arrested for aggravated robbery in botched drug deal, police say

Victims told police they were selling THC vape cartridges

LEFT: Tyler Westhoefer mugshot, RIGHT: Zane West mugshot (Bexar County Sheriff's Office)

SAN ANTONIO – Two 17-year-olds were arrested this past week, each on two counts of aggravated robbery after police say they pointed handguns at two teenagers during a drug deal.

Around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, Zane West and Tyler Westhoefer pulled into the parking lot of the YMCA, located in the 16000 block of Henderson Pass, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Police said West was driving and Westhoefer was in the backseat.

According to the affidavit, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old who were selling THC vape cartridges approached the driver’s side window of the vehicle.

West, who has known one of the victims for at least 4 years, told the teens to give him the vape cartridges and they refused. That’s when police say West pulled a gun from the center console, pointed it at the victims, and said, “well?”

Both victims told police Westhoefer then rolled down a window in the back of the vehicle and also pointed a gun at them.

The victims ran away from the car and as they were fleeing, West chased them in the vehicle and the 17-year-old was shot in the left arm, according to the affidavit.

The victims called the police and the 17-year-old was taken to the hospital. While at the hospital, the victim identified West as the driver of the vehicle and two warrants were issued for his arrest.

West was arrested Saturday evening and charged with two first-degree felonies for aggravated robbery. His bonds were set at $50,000 each.

According to the affidavit, the 15-year-old identified Westhoefer from a photo lineup on Thursday and he was subsequently arrested around 2:30 p.m.

Westhoefer was also charged with two first-degree felonies for aggravated robbery and his bonds were set at $50,000 each court records show.

West was released on bond on Wednesday. Court records show Westhoefer is still in jail.

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